BY LARRY MCSHANE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Updated Thursday, February 12th 2009, 9:09 PM
A probationary firefighter who died at a training session was the victim of an FDNY effort to keep blacks out of the department, a lawyer for his widow charged Thursday.・・・・"This was the largest class of blacks and Latinos in Fire Department history," Thompson said. "Why did the department decide for the first time to implement this particular training?
"We're saying we believe there was a racial motivation there."・・・・・In addition to the racial component, the Sears filing claimed an FDNY instructor ordered other trainees not to help Sears as he died before their eyes. It took EMS more than 15 minutes to reach the Fire Academy on Randalls Island, the court papers said.・・・・・