Lansing Fire Chief resigns to take Florida job

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>>>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.

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