Norwalk fire chief, firefighter at center of discrimination complaint apologize

The Norwalk fire chief and the firefighter at the center of a discrimination complaint have issued apologies. Firefighter Scot Wilson, of Newton, apologized Tuesday for not living up to the duties of

News 12 Staff

Nov 21, 2006, 11:48 PM

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Norwalk fire chief, firefighter at center of discrimination complaint apologize
The Norwalk fire chief and the firefighter at the center of a discrimination complaint have issued apologies.
Firefighter Scot Wilson, of Newton, apologized Tuesday for not living up to the duties of a Norwalk firefighter. The 27-year veteran is currently under suspension for alcohol abuse and he blames that abuse on the racial slurs he had to endure from fellow firefighters. Wilson?s termination hearing, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed.
Last week, Wilson showed News 12 Connecticut a videotape that showed firefighters using derogatory words. Wilson is using the tape as evidence in a discrimination suit against the department. Meanwhile, on Monday, Chief Denis McCarthy issued a public apology as well saying he knew about the video but chose not to review it. McCarthy says an outside consultant has been hired to help the department deal with discrimination issues.
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