What is really going on with the lawsuit at the City Manager’s office?
The short answer is, I don’t know. But lots of folks got a DVD in the mail on the whole thing this week.
As your friendly neighborhood blogger with a full time job and a family, I don’t have the time to do real investigative reporting here (by the by, that’s why we have people like… investigative reporters). I hate to print rumor so I’ve avoided this topic. But this is one of the biggest issues on the Island and these videos present a chance to see real source material.
So I bring you… suggested reading.
- The best introduction to this issue is a 2009 Seattle Time article
- MyNorthwest on the DVD mailing, including some excepts from the video with testimony from Rich Conrad admitting that he propositioned a subordinate and fired her for filing a sexual harassment lawsuit. The videos are a combination of testimony and editorial content.
- Commander Leslie Burns, the MIPD Services Division Commander, wrote a letter to the Reporter defending the City as a workplace.
- Finally, the website sexandmi.com shows and summarizes nine videos of city officials’s testimony. The summaries are clearly slanted but if you watch the testimony you can form your own opinion.
I doubt this is the last we will hear of this.