To avoid another scandal, a Detroit agency used $500,000+ intended for streetlights to pay off whistleblowers and the accused employees.
On the past administration’s last day on Friday, the top brass went after a firefighter who blew the whistle on serious safety violations.
The city of Detroit is disciplining and threatening firefighters for expressing concerns about public safety and dangerously defective rigs, a violation of whistleblower protection laws.
The administration taught a lesson to a fire sergeant for launching a complaint about long-neglected dangers at the city’s firehouses.
As the Detroit Fire Department sinks into a deeper funding crisis, placing more lives in danger, Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration is cracking the whip on firefighters who accept donations or speak to the media.