Tag Archives: Detroit Fire Department

Family Suing Detroit Fire Over Fire Death

The family of a man who died in a house fire last March has filed suit against the Detroit Fire Department. Kevin McGriff, 26, died in the fire, but firefighters apparently missed locating his body. Five days later his body was located by his father who had stopped by the building to search for insurance papers.

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Detroit Firefighter Loses Reverse Discrimination Appeal

The Michigan Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a Detroit firefighter who claims he failed his probationary period as a lieutenant on account of his race and disability discrimination. Toby O’Brien claims his demotion in 2014 was attributable to his dyslexia and because he is white.

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Detroit EMT Convicted of Wilful Neglect

Former Detroit Fire Department EMT Ann Marie Thomas was convicted of willful neglect charges for failing to respond to an incident in 2015 that led to the death of an eight-month-old girl. Thomas was reportedly less than a mile from the scene and took six minutes to drive there. She then parked her unit on a street corner away from the residence while waiting for other units to arrive.

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Detroit Firefighter Fired Over Watermelon Suing For Discrimination

The Detroit firefighter who was fired last October because he brought a watermelon as a gift to African American firefighters at his new firehouse, has filed suit alleging reverse discrimination. Robert Pattison filed suit yesterday naming Fire Commissioner Eric Jones, Deputy Commissioner Charles Simms, and Chief of Training Alfie Green.

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Detroit Captain Reinstated by Arbitrator

A Detroit Fire Department captain who was terminated last summer after a series of racist posts, has been reinstated by an arbitrator. Captain Tim Goodman was suspended and later terminated over Facebook posts that were characterized as “xenophobic and racist” by the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Michigan.

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Detroit EMT Charged Criminally With Neglect of Duty

The Detroit Fire Department EMT who refused to respond to the scene of a baby having trouble breathing in 2015, today was charged criminally with willful neglect of duty. Ann Marie Thomas was fired June 24, 2015 for her role in the May 30, 2015 incident that led to the death of I'Nayah Wright-Trussel.

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Wrongful Death Suit filed in Detroit Failure To Act Case

The refusal of a Detroit EMT to respond to a home where an infant was not breathing has led to a wrongful death suit by the infant's mother. On May 30, 2015 EMT Ann Marie Thomas parked her unit on a street corner away from the scene while waiting for other units to arrive, an act her supervisors referred to as “depraved indifference”.

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