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Under FDNY Pressure, Merit Matters Chief Disbands the Group

Posted 7/27/15

Deputy Fire Chief Paul Mannix, the outspoken, longtime head of the anti-affirmative-action group Merit Matters, permanently disbanded the organization July 23 after being docked 50 days’ pay for breaking FDNY rules. The violations included “bringing reproach or reflecting discredit upon the department.”

A department order by Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro announced that the Chief had made “statements that are disruptive to the operations of the department or that would disclose confidential information” and violated the oath of office. It warned other members to avoid leaking private information, particularly firefighters’ medical or performance records.

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