Lawsuit Blames City of Wilmington for Firefighters’ Deaths

Delaware civil rights lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar file lawsuit against City of WilmingtonAttorneys at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. and the Neuberger Firm have filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Wilmington. The 75-page lawsuit claims the death of three firefighters and serious injuries to others in the 2016 Canby Park blaze could have been prevented. The issue at hand is the city’s rolling bypass policy, which takes engines out of service during shifts. The policy, which was put in place in 2009 under former Wilmington Mayor James Baker in effort to save on overtime costs, is still in use today. The lawsuit alleges city officials willfully ignored repeated warnings that the policy was ineffective in saving the city money, and worse, put lives at risk.

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