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Former Waterloo fire chief appeals demotion

WATERLOO (KWWL) - Waterloo's former fire chief has filed an appeal to get his job back.

Mayor Buck Clark demoted Doug Carter to the rank of captain in early December.  Carter says there was no reason for the decision and that under state law the city's Civil Service Commission should have voted on the demotion. Carter is expected to take the case before the commission on Tuesday.

However, the city's attorney Chris Wendlend says the title of fire chief does not fall under the commission's umbrella of responsibility. He wants the appeal thrown out.

As you may remember, the mayor proposed eliminating the positions of police and fire chief in favor of creating a Director of Safety Services.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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