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Justice for Chief Gala

Posted 6/18/21

It was gratifying to learn that, under the June 17 settlement of a lawsuit brought by veteran FDNY Chief Michael Gala, he will be promoted June 23 to Assistant Chief of Department, retroactive to May 23, 2020. That was the date when he was originally promised the job, until it was subsequently conditioned on his renouncing views he had expressed in letters to this newspaper at least 13 years ago.

Under the agreement, a copy of which we received from the city Law Department, Mr. Gala will receive $6,151 in back pay, with his attorneys getting $95,000 toward their costs for preparing the case.

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