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Flint Fire Chief Raymond Barton Replaced After Deaths of Black Boys<!-- wp:html --><p>Brett Carlsen/Getty Images</p> <p>On Thursday, officials in Flint, Michigan, replaced Raymond Barton as the local fire chief amid a <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/pulaski-street-fire-in-flint-killed-zyaire-and-lamar-mitchell-and-sparked-scandal-for-democrat-sheldon-neeley">sprawling controversy</a> in which Barton determined two of his firefighters lied about properly searching for two Black boys who died earlier this year.</p> <p>Theron Wiggins, a former fire department Chief, will replace Barton following <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/flint-michigan-fire-that-killezyaire-mitchell-and-lamar-mitchell-leads-to-state-police-probe">explosive revelations </a> surrounding the deaths of 12-year-old Zy’Aire and 9-year-old LaMar Mitchell after a house fire in May. The news was first reported by <a href="https://midmichigannow.com/news/local/city-of-flint-terminates-fire-department-chief-barton">Mid-Michigan NOW</a>.</p> <p>Following the tragedy, an investigation by then-Chief Barton found that firefighters Daniel Sniegocki and Michael Zlotek had not properly searched the floor and lied about having done so on official reports.</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/flint-fire-chief-raymond-barton-replaced-after-deaths-of-black-boys-left-behind-in-house-inferno?source=articles&via=rss">Read more at The Daily Beast.</a></p><!-- /wp:html -->

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On Thursday, officials in Flint, Michigan, replaced Raymond Barton as the local fire chief amid a sprawling controversy in which Barton determined two of his firefighters lied about properly searching for two Black boys who died earlier this year.

Theron Wiggins, a former fire department Chief, will replace Barton following explosive revelations surrounding the deaths of 12-year-old Zy’Aire and 9-year-old LaMar Mitchell after a house fire in May. The news was first reported by Mid-Michigan NOW.

Following the tragedy, an investigation by then-Chief Barton found that firefighters Daniel Sniegocki and Michael Zlotek had not properly searched the floor and lied about having done so on official reports.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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