Outtakes—Vindictive Politics

By Rick Outzen Last week, Inweekly broke the news that former Mayor Ashton Hayward last October settled the discrimination lawsuits filed by Fire Chief Matt Schmitt and Deputy Fire Chief Joe Glover, whom he fired in May 2016, for $575,000. We don’t have a good explanation for why the Hayward administration placed the chiefs on […]

Fire Chiefs ‘Vindicated’

By Rick Outzen Did you hear the City of Pensacola settled the discrimination lawsuits filed by former Fire Chief Matt Schmitt and Deputy Fire Chief Joe Glover for $575,000? You wouldn’t be the only one if you didn’t know about the settlement that was finalized in the last weeks of Mayor Ashton Hayward’s administration. The […]