- Associated Press - Thursday, September 29, 2016

DENVER (AP) - A former Denver Sheriff Department chief who was fired last year is suing the city over allegations of retaliation.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/2cMqcvz ) that Frank Gale’s suit filed Wednesday names safety department Executive Director Stephanie O’Malley as a defendant. Gale is accusing O’Malley and the city of retaliating against him because he was a union representative who was critical of his bosses.

The suit alleges Gale’s firing was intended as a message to other union members not to speak out against the department’s top level officials.

Gale was fired in January 2015 for allegedly giving preferential treatment to a department captain who faced criminal charges.

A statement from O’Malley’s office Wednesday said she hadn’t yet been served with Gale’s suit but would review it once she received it.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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