St. Louis Fire Chief May Face Discipline

9 years 5 months 1 week ago September 17, 2007 Sep 17, 2007 Monday, September 17 2007 Monday, September 17, 2007 2:52:10 AM CDT in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis' fire chief Sherman George could be suspended, demoted or fired today for not following a mayor's office order to promote 28 firefighters. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that George rejected a Friday deadline to promote the firefighters. Ed Rhode, a spokesman for St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, says the disciplinary process will start no sooner than today. A 2004 federal lawsuit filed by a group of black firefighters called St. Louis' captain and battalion chief promotion tests biased. A judge ruled against the plaintiffs this year. But George still questioned the effectiveness of the tests and refused to make any promotions.

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