New York Firefighter Sues Over Claims About Leaked Drug Test Results

A New York City firefighter is suing over allegations that a Fire Department of New York (FDNY) chief leaked results of the firefighter’s failed drug test to the press. The leaked results were purportedly a response to the firefighter’s role in a huge hiring-discrimination lawsuit against the FDNY that was settled last year.

According to the New York Post (, Kevin Simpkins, 47, claims that Battalion Chief Rory Houton leaked the results of his urine test to the paper and that the disclosure resulted in an unflattering article.

The report says Simpkins faces termination over the positive drug test from 2012.

Simpkins joined the 2007 discrimination case after claiming his earlier hiring was unnecessarily delayed because of a biased 1999 exam.

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