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Topic - Leonard Wagman
An arbitrator's ruling that D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe unlawfully retaliated against the president of the city firefighters union is "sobering" and "not good for the department," D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said Wednesday.
D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe unlawfully retaliated against the president of the city firefighters union by transferring him from his work assignment and seeking to manufacture a justification for the move, an arbitrator has ruled.
Arbitrator Leonard Wagman also wrote that Chief Ellerbe looked to manufacture a justification for Capt. Smith's transfer.
Mr. Wagman states that Chief Ellerbe attempted to manufacture a reason for Capt. Smith's transfer.