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ATL fire chief, 2012: ‘Cannot tolerate’ anti-gay slur

ATL fire chief, 2012: 'Cannot tolerate' anti-gay slur
February 6, 2015 --

Feb. 6, 2015 — Before Kelvin Cochran condoned his own anti-gay slurs, he condemned a much milder one made by an Atlanta firefighter under his command.

“We cannot tolerate this type of behavior from our members,” Cochran wrote in an August 2012 email about a firefighter’s use of the term “fags” in a Facebook comment. As fire chief, Cochran later suspended the firefighter for 30 days without pay.

Mayor Kasim Reed fired Cochran last month for unauthorized publication of a book that compared homosexuality to pederasty and bestiality. He’s filed an EEOC complaint alleging his firing violated his right to freedom of religion.

Oct. 13

October 13, 2011 --

  ‘Emergency’ Ga. judge nominees stalled in Senate slog ATL mayor says he did not fire housing chief Prison fire chief fired for shooting inmate DeKalb schools can retain attorneys in $100M suit Retirements won’t stop Augusta fire department probe Attorney General questions Columbus’s delayed response to records request Macon Council reverses Public Works director’s […]

July 31

July 31, 2010 --

City’s legal fees top $3M for ATL airport contract suit Controversy over gift to DeKalb housing board member Cobb public safety director resigns over disputed military record Woodruff Arts Center denies gender discrimination claim 4 ATL watershed workers fired over procurement violations Hice campaign comments on radio may violate IRS rules Ex-volunteer fire chief accused of […]

July 10

July 10, 2010 --

Grady CEO’s $291K bonus stirs criticism Governor spends big on North Georgia land GBI: Floyd magistrate judge’s fraud totaled $500K Candidates tap familiar sources for campaign cash Opinion: How many millions will ATL favoritism cost us? Barrow Co. fire chief accused of stealing cable TV service

March 9

March 9, 2010 --

Ex-DeKalb fire chief claims evidence destroyed Newton County mom says system failed slain daughter House passes ethics bill for local school boards Attorney to monitor deseg compliance in Richmond County schools Opinion: Stop unfair subsidies

Feb. 2

February 2, 2010 --

Columbus attorney says prosecutors had vendetta to ruin him The curious case of Ken Hodges, Part II Did Oxendine use investigation to influence Westmoreland? UGA journalism professor cleared of all charges Democrats want ethics panel member suspended Ex-APD chief of staff gets probation for smuggling phone to son in jail DeKalb fire chief resigns after […]

Bill Myers, Gwinnett fire chief: $135,000

Bill Myers, Gwinnett fire chief: $135,000
September 16, 2009 --

Gwinnett’s new fire chief, George W. “Bill” Myers,” will start at an annual salary of $135,000 under an employment contract that takes effect Saturday. His pay range, though, extends upward to $177,914. Also, he’s eligible for a take-home car or a car allowance of $4,160 a year.

July 30

July 30, 2009 --

Lawsuit dropped against firm running Atlanta’s alternative school Take-home cars: ATL fire chief violating city’s policy Oxendine named in state aircraft complaint