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  Minneapolis fire chief accused of civil rights violation
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Last EditedThe Oncoming Storm  Aug 25, 2006 09:09am
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News DateTuesday, August 22, 2006 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0
Description Minneapolis, Minn. — (AP) - A civil rights investigation found probable cause that Fire Chief Bonnie Bleskachek retaliated against a male firefighter and denied him advancement opportunities. It also found evidence the department gave preferential treatment to women, especially lesbians.

The 23-page ruling, signed by interim civil rights director Michael Browne, stems from a 2003 complaint filed by Elondo Wright, who claimed he was retaliated against after he displaced a female firefighter who was friendly with Bleskachek's lesbian partner.
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