City Of Mercedes Deny Allegations Of Wrongdoing In Firing Former Fire Chief


The city of Mercedes denies allegations of wrongful termination of the city’s former fire chief.

City officials were in court Monday to present a response in proceedings initiated against the city by Tommy Ureste. The former fire chief is suing the department and the city for wrongful termination and age discrimination.

So far, a date for the next hearing hasn’t been set following Monday’s session. Ureste filed his complaint last month after being let go in January, 2020.

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