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

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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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