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Published: Friday, 2/23/2007

Ex-firefighter sues department, 2 co-workers

A former Toledo firefighter has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Toledo against the city fire department and two firefighters over an incident at his fiancee's residence.

Timothy Ciboro, who was dismissed from the department in 2004, claims he was assaulted by fire Lt. Rico Daugherty and Firefighter William Bruss in February, 2005, while they were treating a diabetic man, who became ill at the home of Mr. Ciboro's fiancee.

Mr. Ciboro, 43, of 825 Noble St. said he was shoved into a doorway and struck on the head, neck, and back in an altercation with the firefighters. He is seeking $1 million in damages.

Mr. Ciboro, who is claiming he was maliciously prosecuted, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault and misconduct at an emergency. One of the assault charges was dismissed and a jury in Toledo Municipal Court found him not guilty in September of the other count. A judge found him guilty of misconduct at an emergency, a minor misdemeanor.

Mr. Ciboro was fired after he was accused of demanding a discount on ice cream for a friend at a South Toledo ice cream stand in the summer of 2004.

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