The former Palm Beach fire chief is suing the island enclave that he served, claiming his constitutional right to free speech and due process were violated when he was fired for an online post on the prickly issue of pensions.

William Amador was summoned Jan. 26 to Town Hall by Town Manager Peter B. Elwell, who informed him he was out of a job for running and posting information on a website backed by firefighters union Local 2928. Elwell said Amador was supposed to represent management but crossed the line to work against the city.

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