Tag Archives: Kansas City Fire Department

Kansas City Firefighter Not Guilty in Spitting Incident

A Kansas City, Missouri firefighter who was accused of spitting on an African American child in a Hooters restaurant in a highly publicized case, has been found not guilty on all charges. Terrence Skeen was originally charged with assault, battery and disorderly conduct following the incident in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Kansas Firefighter Challenges Residency Related Discipline

A Kansas firefighter who was suspended without pay pending termination for violating a residency requirement, is now suing the department, his union, the union’s business manager, the union’s attorney and the union’s attorney’s law firm. Todd Coleman filed suit in US District Court last month.

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KCK Firefighter Alleges Race and Disability Discrimination

A Kansas City Kansas firefighter who is facing termination has filed suit alleging race and disability discrimination. Jyan Harris filed suit this week in US District Court against the Kansas City Fire Department, Wyandotte County/City of Kansas City, and Kansas City Firefighters IAFF Local 64...

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FOI Suit Filed in 1988 Kansas City Explosion Case

One of the men convicted of setting the 1988 fire in Kansas City, Missouri that claimed the lives of six firefighters has filed suit in federal court seeking addition information about the investigation under the Freedom of Information Act.

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KCMO Facing Another EMS FLSA Suit

Kansas City, Missouri is facing another fire department related FLSA lawsuit over the way it pays its EMS personnel. The class action lawsuit claims that despite losing EMS related FLSA lawsuits in 2014 and 2015 that cost the city $3.5 million, it continues to miscalculate overtime for its EMS personnel.

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Busy Fire Law Week

Last week was a busy one legally for the fire service, and as often happens, a number of important cases escaped our attention – including several we have been following. In Kansas City, Missouri, the city is offering $1.9 million ...

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Kansas City Firefighter Prevails on Retaliation Claim

A Kansas City, Missouri firefighter who claims he was denied a promotion because of his race, has been awarded $296,183.91. Eric Sanders filed suit claiming discrimination and retaliation. In February a jury ruled against him on two discrimination claims, but ...

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Dispatch Tapes Released in KC Shooting

The fire dispatch tapes have been released in the shooting death of an off-duty Kansas City firefighter on his wedding night following a dispute over cab fare. Firefighter Anthony Bruno allegedly got into a dispute with a cab driver on ...

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Families Seek New Trial in 1988 KC Blast

Family members and defense attorneys of five people convicted of causing a massive explosion in Kansas City, Missouri in 1988 that killed six firefighters, claim they have new evidence which raises a doubt about their guilt. The explosion at a ...

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