We would like to provide some information as to what led to the lawsuit filed today by Captains Clumpner and Matthews and fully supported by Local 660. This lawsuit involves the failure of the City of Charlotte and the Charlotte Fire Department to adhere to adopted City ordinances, approved City policies, and the Charlotte Civil Service Act as they pertain to the fire department process process.
This issue broadly affects promotions and grievances in the Charlotte Fire Department. We are disappointed that the City would not resolve this issue without the process of litigation. However, we look forward to a quick resolution to this matter, on behalf of Brothers Clumpner and Matthews and the entire Charlotte Fire Department.