Tag Archives: Evansville Fire Department

Officer Facing Demotion Over Racist Joke Gets New Assignment

An Indiana firefighter who was accused of using a racial slur, has received a rather unusual penalty: he will now serve as the fire department's liaison with an outside diversity consultant. Chad Emsweller of the Evansville Fire Department was accused of using a racial slur while telling what he believed to be a joke

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Indiana Retaliation Claim Settled

An Evansville, Indiana district chief who filed suit in federal court last year alleging whistleblower and First Amendment violations has agreed to settle his claims for $13,750. District Chief Keith Jarboe sued claiming he had been retaliated against after bringing to light certain payroll/overtime related improprieties. Chief Jarboe claims his retaliation consisted of a demotion from district chief to safety officer.

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Weekend Roundup of Cases

This week saw two cases we have discussed recently – resolved. The cases are from two different states – both cases involve fire captains… both involve other jobs the captains had… and in both cases that captains won. The first ...

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