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Why did city officials want to destroy Deputy Chief Glover?

In 2005, then-Battalion Chief Joseph Glover and Lts. Jose Cobb, Paul Johnson and Derek Streeter filed a federal discrimination lawsuit suit against the City of…

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The man behind allegations against fire chiefs

The investigation of former Fire Chief Matt Schmitt and Deputy Fire Chief that led to their terminations, subsequent lawsuits and the city’s insurance carrier paying…

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A mother defended her son

When I interviewed Joe Glover for “Fire Chiefs ‘Vindicated,’” he talked about the toll the investigation and termination took on his family. “It was extremely…

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Five key points of Fire Chiefs’ settlement

Our story Fire Chiefs “Vindicated’ is online and in our news stands. Here are the key points: 1. Big money Though the settlements have no…

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Exclusive: Chief Schmitt speaks out

This morning, Inweekly broke the story that the City of Pensacola settled the discrimination lawsuits filed by former Fire Chief Matt Schmitt and Deputy Fire…

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City settled Fire Chiefs’ lawsuits

Did you hear the City of Pensacola settled the discrimination lawsuits filed by former Fire Chief Matt Schmitt and Deputy Fire Chief Joe Glover for…

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Breaking news: Mayor appoints first female fire chief

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward made history today with the appointment of the first female fire chief, Ginny Cranor. “I am extremely proud to be able…

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Tale of two cities, two fire departments and two nooses

Last week, Pompano Beach Fire Chief John Jurgle fired a firefighter recruit and three others resigned after an investigation of a noose found hanging over…

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Annual Fill the Boot campaign kicks off tomorrow at Blue Wahoo Stadium

Pensacola Fire Fighters and MDA Kick off Annual Fill the Boot Campaign at the Blue Wahoo’s game on May 18, 2017 WHAT: Members of the…

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