Irving Fire captain files discrimination suit against department

Glover McMillan made history as the first African American firefighter in Irving in 1979 and worked his way over the years to captain. Now he’s filed a discrimination lawsuit after he’s been passed over three times for appointment to assistant chief.

McMillan said when he was passed over previously he was told he lacked experience in the training section. So in 2009, he worked to be assigned to the training division and eventually had more than five years running the division.