Allen alleged that the Superior officer made racial slurs.
However, the investigation also disclosed that other firefighters noted that Allen himself made racial slurs.
Our Fire Department has a history of severe racial issues. David Allen appears to have been a part of that culture of racism within the department during his career.
Allen is no stranger to reprimands as an employee. During the VanSickle investigation of the Chiefs, Allen himself noted he was reprimanded by Chief Schmitt for insubordination in his continual lobbying for the Fire Chief job while Chief Schmitt still occupied the role.
The remainder of the 1992 reprimand was redacted by the City as it contained information about Allen and his involvement in the Employee Assistance Program. Per the Employee Manual:
"Employees needing assistance with personal issues (i.e. family/marital, financial, interpersonal relationships, anger, alcohol/drugs, stress etc.) may contact the City’s third party administrator for counseling services."
If the proposed Chief who has been selected to lead the City's fire department has "personal issues", do the citizens not have the right to know what they are because they could potentially effect his ability to lead?
David Allen is not the right person for this job! The Department needs someone WITHOUT the history and baggage associated with decades inside the Department.