Free Speech Doesn't Preclude Playing Nice

Comstock Jr., David
December 2007
Fire Chief;Dec2007, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p26
Trade Publication
The article discusses a court case involving former president and chief Michael McClearnon of the Beaver Dams Fire Department in New York. In a letter, McClearnon complained to the U.S. Fire Administration that the department had not received any federal money. Because of this, he was suspended for misconduct and recommended for expulsion. In a court decision, it is asserted that the purpose of his letter was not to expose corruption, but to express public concern.


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