Former Kennewick FD Chief Sues Over Termination
(Kennewick, WA) — In court documents, Vincent Beasley says he was fired because he was black and was against what he calls Kennewick’s discriminatory practices on minorities and woman. The documents state that after Beasley was named chief back in 2014, he met over 90% of the city’s defined performance goals from 2016 to 2019. The suit mentions City Manager Marie Mosley a number of times, of note saying that she had illegally held him to a higher standard than his white subordinates. Beasley is seeking, among other things, lost wages and punitive damages.