>>>Correcting an earlier report, Chief Michael Mackey is not named in the racial discrimination lawsuit.
LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – After 18 months on the job, Lansing Fire Chief Michael Mackey has resigned to take a job in Florida.
According to Lansing mayor Andy Schor, Mackey is returning to Florida to be with his family.
Schor, in a statement, said, “His leadership will be missed, but I commend him for putting his family first. We will embark on a search for a new fire chief immediately.”
A racial discrimination lawsuit was filed by nine current and former city employees.
Mackey is not named in the lawsuit.
Valerie Marchand, a spokesperson for the city, says the chief’s resignation is not tied to the discrimination lawsuit.