Vocal critic who investigated sexual assaults at Gilmor Homes fired by HABC

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City on Thursday fired a maintenance worker who, as a union representative, had conducted an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by HABC workers at the Gilmor Homes and elsewhere in the city.

Lucky Crosby, a 14-year veteran at HABC and safety officer for the maintenance worker's union, AFSCME Local 647, says he was notified in a letter taped to his house door that he had been terminated. The letter stated his firing was the result of an investigation into an argument on Oct. 5th between Crosby and a fellow HABC worker, for which Crosby had been suspended without pay as of Oct. 7.

While acknowledging that a heated verbal...