Cal Fire released this photo of Division Chief John Paul Melendrez in 2012 when he was promoted to lead a camp in Inyo County that trains prison inmates for work fighting wildfires. In 2016, the department investigated complaints that he “verbally attacked” employees.
Cal Fire released this photo of Division Chief John Paul Melendrez in 2012 when he was promoted to lead a camp in Inyo County that trains prison inmates for work fighting wildfires. In 2016, the department investigated complaints that he “verbally attacked” employees. Cal Fire
Cal Fire released this photo of Division Chief John Paul Melendrez in 2012 when he was promoted to lead a camp in Inyo County that trains prison inmates for work fighting wildfires. In 2016, the department investigated complaints that he “verbally attacked” employees. Cal Fire

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May 08, 2017 10:00 AM

‘Tyrannical’ Cal Fire chief who ‘yelled for effect’ kept his post after critical investigation

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