As Mayor Joe Ganim ponders selection of a new chief of police, an outside law firm has issued an executive summary about its finding involving two of the three finalists. Captain Lonnie Blackwell filed complaints against Acting Chief Rebeca Garcia for alleged discrimination and retaliation.
In its review, Jackson Lewis, an independent law hired by the city, determined that Garcia’s treatment did not establish workplace discrimination but added that an internal investigation of Blackwell was improper and that discipline in that matter should be vacated.
Retired Captain Roderick Porter is the third finalist from whom Ganim will choose a new chief to a five-year term of service.
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The city released this communication Friday afternoon: