Former Pittsburgh schools police chief sues over firing
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Friday, March 15, 2013, 6:54 p.m.
The former city schools police chief claims in a federal lawsuit filed Friday he was fired because of his age and a perceived disability rather than the neglect of duty and state law violations cited during the hearings that preceded his firing.
Robert Fadzen, 61, of Green Tree claims that an outside investigator hired by the board tailored her report to support his firing because she knew the board wanted to get rid of him.
The Pittsburgh Public Schools board voted 8-0 in August to fire Fadzen after 80 hours of testimony over eight hearings.
The district's solicitor, Ira Weiss, said that “in light of the action the board took last year after an extended hearing, we will vigorously defend this case.”
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