City loses yet another lawsuit

A “National Search” brought us Bill McManus- and he brought us an expensive lawsuit. At some point, the Dayton City Commission and City Manager- need to realize- if you can’t have someone ready to step into your shoes- you aren’t fit to lead.

If we can’t promote from within- we don’t have the right people in charge. Barbara Temple was a candidate to our Police Chief- and instead we got McManus- who has had 3 jobs in the last 6 years.

Note, the lawyer for the City- Ed Dowd- is married to Maureen Pero, formerly of the Downtown Dayton Partnership and soon to be of CareSource.

The link below is to the DDN- which may not stay live.

Jury rules racial discrimination in police major’s firing

DAYTON — A common pleas jury has found former Dayton Police Maj. Barbara L. Temple was the victim of racial discrimination when she was fired in 2002.On Wednesday, the jury will hear additional testimony about the amount of damages Temple deserves for her wrongful discharge.
The jury found Friday that former Dayton Police Chief William McManus and former interim City Manager John Thomas are individually liable, in addition to the city of Dayton.

With current police director Julian Davis possibly looking for a job, maybe the city should try to negotiate making Temple chief instead of having to pay her off.

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