Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan was placed on administrative leave Monday.
The move is being called a “personnel matter,” hence no one at Mayor Lauren McLean’s office will say why the chief is out.
Doan and other command staff were tagged during the city campaign for mayor for using their official city offices for political purposes. They even used the headquarters address on campaign finance reporting forms.
Doan and the firefighter union were major supporters of deposed Mayor Dave Bieter.
UPDATE 2:30 p.m. Insiders at the BFD say Doan is “officially gone.” This administrative leave may be one of the shortest on record, lasting only a couple of hours.
MEANWHILE AT THE COP SHOP
In other public safety news, word on the street is the list of potential candidates for the currently vacant police chief job has been narrowed and includes a female copper from Arkansas, a Native American (Hispanic?), an Asian American, and an old white guy.
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