Report: Montclair Firefighters Admitted Being Paid To Take Others’ Shifts

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating claims that at least one Montclair Fire Department member paid others to take his shifts, Montclair Local has learned. The allegations are described in a report by Montclair Affirmative Action Officer Bruce Morgan, generated as part of his investigation into Black fire department members’ claims that the scoring rubric […]

Fort Worth Doubles Down On Fighting Ex-Police Chief’s Lawsuit With Additional $250,000

The Fort Worth City Council approved an additional $250,000 Tuesday to fight a 2019 whistleblower lawsuit brought by former police chief Joel Fitzgerald. The city initially allocated $250,000 to hire an outside law firm in February, but according to a resolution approved the council Tuesday, the firm, Carter Arnett, has only has around $60,000 left. […]