Former fire investigator Crystal Eschert, right, and her attorney, Meg Maloney, speak to reporters Thursday after a jury awarded Eschert $1.5 million in her lawsuit against the city.
Former fire investigator Crystal Eschert, right, and her attorney, Meg Maloney, speak to reporters Thursday after a jury awarded Eschert $1.5 million in her lawsuit against the city. Steve Harrison sharrison@charlotteobserver.com
Former fire investigator Crystal Eschert, right, and her attorney, Meg Maloney, speak to reporters Thursday after a jury awarded Eschert $1.5 million in her lawsuit against the city. Steve Harrison sharrison@charlotteobserver.com

The city didn’t like her Ferguson post, so they fired her. Now it must pay $1.5M

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