Leadership

Fire Inspector Cleared in Cocoanut Grove Fire

Issue 1 and Volume 97.

Fire Inspector Cleared in Cocoanut Grove Fire A Superior Court jury on November 4 acquitted Fire Lieutenant Frank J. Linney of the Boston, Mass., Fire Department, of negligence in connection with the Cocoanut Grove holocaust of November 28, 1942, which cost 492 lives. The prosecution had attempted to prove that Lieutenant Linney was criminally negligent in his duty as an inspector when he reported conditions at the night club “good” eight days before the fire.

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