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Brown told Council President Peg Ferraro that he will "aggressively pursue" a replacement for Barnes.. "We agreed it was just not working out," he told Scott Parsons, and declines to discuss it further.
Parsons also complained about the Mancini lawsuit. Jill Mancini is a fired Assistant Solicitor awarded $94,000 by a federal jury who determined that her due process rights had been violated. In late July, a judge also awarded her $186,000 in attorney fees.
"When's this going to end?" Parsons asked. No time soon. Brown has appealed this matter, and was adamant that there are "larger issues" at stake than mere money.
Lamont McClure expressed concern at the jury's finding that Mancini's due process rights had been violated.
In addition to these questions about Barnes' sudden departure and the Mancini lawsuit, there are other signs that things are askew in Human Resources.
That very night, in a party-line vote, Council reneged on an administration-sponsored raise for 14 Magisterial District Judge workers. The person who worked on this raise, and who later said it was wrong?
Personnel files for various jail employees were transferred from there to the Executive's office, and one Brown staffer actually thought corrections officers could be disciplined a second time for offenses in which they had already been disciplined. That person?
At a termination hearing for Lieutenant Jason Rosati, who was incredibly fired for enforcing the uniform policy, Human Resources had one person sitting in the audience, taking notes.
At that hearing, there was testimony that Lt. Rosati had made the mistake of enforcing the uniform policy against a corrections officer who was rumored to be a snitch. The person to whom she reported?
I think it's clear why there are problems in Human Resources. It is not Tracie Barnes.