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Detroit fire union sues city for negligence

The union's lawsuit claims the city is breaking the law because Detroit's charter requires the city to provide adequate protection for all its citizens

By Alexis Wiley

DETROIT — The union representing Detroit firefighters is taking the extraordinary step of suing the city leaders for negligence. They say officials are putting the lives of firefighters and citizens in jeopardy.

"This is one of the most disastrous times in the Detroit Fire Department," said Dan McNamara, President of the Detroit Firefighters Association. "We're seeing a rise in civilian injuries, firefighter injuries and fatalities.

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