BENTON HARBOR - A former Benton Harbor firefighter is suing the city and its public safety director, claiming he was wrongfully fired in November 2014 in retaliation for raising concerns about fire safety policy and training.

According to the federal lawsuit filed Sept. 25, former firefighter Jimmie Knight sent an email to city commissioners in October 2014, raising concerns about the city combining its fire and police departments into a public safety department.