WAY 2 GO UFD - Babbling Brooks! SUED for fatal fire!
Posted in the Utica Forum
#1 Feb 6, 2013
Family of James Street fire victims suing city
The family members administrators of the estates of the four victims of a fatal 2009 fire at 102 James St. are suing the city of Utica for alleged deliberate indifference, negligence, carelessness anda recklessness.
The suit asks for compensatory, punitive damages and attorney fees, alleging the city intentionally acted with indifference, negligence, carelessness and recklessness.
Bruce Bush, 41, Douglas Crane, 24, Glenard Drake, 44, and Terry Singh, 28, all died of asphyxia due to smoke inhalation.
The Utica Fire Department and Fire Chief Russell "Babbling" Brooks are also named in the lawsuit.
The lawsuit, was filed on Sept. 29, 2012 in U.S. District Court.
The city for its part has filed a motion to dismiss. The former owner of the property, Timothy Klotz, has also filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the city.
A hearing on that motion is scheduled for Feb. 22.
#2 Feb 6, 2013
The welfare scum can't live without suing, its the only way scum can get ahead.
UFD didn't set the fire therefor aren't responsible.
If the scum could of held their breath they would have made it out the drain the system more.
#3 Feb 6, 2013
Yes! Let's keep right on letting the most expensive fkn public service in the state keep raping the people left in utica!
#4 Feb 6, 2013
This guy has cost the city millions and before he hangs up his hat there will be millions more for the city to pay.
#5 Feb 6, 2013
kamakazell, I bet you get an erection each time a post involving brooks is made.
#6 Feb 6, 2013
Not really, I could care less about this guy, I just like to go after phonies that hurt the property owners of this city. The UFD was once a great department, but over the years it has been an albatross around the city's neck. Through no fault of the department, we just have a click of people on that job that have no regard for the city, they have their own agenda and if it means the city goes bankrupt, they could care less. I seen this coming decades ago when I was on the job. Men coming to work every day that lived in the out skirts calling the city a dump and making racial and ethnic remarks about the people of Utica who paid their salary so they could enjoy their pathetic life on the taxpayers dime. I have no respect for employees of this city that do not live here, to me they are not needed, we need to employ city residents and any department head that does not live here should be fired, at least Brooks lives in Utica, I have to give him credit for that even though his department is taking the city down.
#7 Feb 6, 2013
utica leaders did it to themselfs they shouldnt be broadcasting that they guy didnt reg the property for fire and codes inspections and all the other reports they protect druken police officers better then the city tax payers money the next case will be the most resent fire in west utica deaths
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