New Haven (CT) Fire Captain Frank Ricci, who was previously involved in a Supreme Court case over passed-over fire department promotions, alleges that the department’s hiring of an interim director of training was a “ruse,” according to a report.
Ricci recently went before the civil service commission to voice his concerns and has asked the commission to write to the Board of Alders, according to a report in the New Haven Register.
Ricci says the department, improperly went about appointing an interim director of training, passing him over for the job in the process and giving it to his assistant, Antonio Almodovar.
Ricci alleges Chief Allyn Wright “circumvented the civil service process” with the appointment, according to the report.
Ricci is a board member and contributor with Fire Engineering.