By: Diane Benjamin
The Bloomington Fire Department seems to be plagued with drinking problems. This one has been kept quiet, probably because he’s a Captain.
See the previous stories here: https://blnnews.com/2019/11/04/bloomington-fireman-5-gets-off/
From the County Public Access system it appears he was picked up for DUI in February of this year:
He finally was sentenced in July:
Bozarth got off pretty cheap for a DUI – $2189.05 which includes $600 to the City of Bloomington.
PDF page 43 of the Union Contract refers to a CODE of CONDUCT: https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=19862
I can’t find it on-line, but I bet getting a DUI qualifies for disciplinary action. To date I hear there has been none.
What does that say to the other Fire Department employees?
Justice isn’t equal?
If the guys in charge like you you can get by with anything?
Does Bozarth ever drive City vehicles?
Maybe the Fire Chief should issue a Press Release so everyone knows what rules apply and to who.