Cincinnati Lieutenant Awarded $224k For Race Discrimination UPDATE

Back in 2013, a Cincinnati fire lieutenant who sued the city for race discrimination was awarded $224,000 by a federal court jury.

Lieutenant Mark Broach, a 25 year veteran, claimed he had been retaliated against because he refused to participate in disciplining firefighter Ron Evans. Both Evans and Lt. Broach are African American. Shortly thereafter, Lt. Broach was accused of neglect of duty. An investigation concluded the neglect of duty allegations were unfounded.

Here is an update on the story:

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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