Former deputy fire chief settles lawsuit against Nampa

Posted at 5:40 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 19:40:33-05

A former deputy chief with the Nampa Fire Department has ended his federal lawsuit against the city after reaching a settlement.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports former Nampa Deputy Fire Chief Doug Strosnider and the city reached a $750,000 settlement. In exchange, Strosnider agreed to dismiss the wrongful termination lawsuit he brought against the city after he was fired from the job back in 2014.

In the federal lawsuit, Strosnider contended he was fired because he expressed safety concerns about two local apartment buildings, and he also raised concerns about possible discrimination against people with disabilities at one of the apartments.

In the settlement agreement, Nampa officials denied any liability or wrongdoing.

City spokeswoman Vickie Holbrook said the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program “procured the settlement in the amount of $750,000 to limit the costs and distraction associated with lengthy litigation. The settlement amount is paid solely through ICRMP; the settlement is not paid by Nampa and does not impact the city’s operating budget or funding. Strosnider’s attorneys receive $300,000 of the $750,000 settlement.”

(Associated Press contributed to this story)