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Jan 30, 2014 6:19 PM by Andrew Ellison - aellison@kristv.com

6 Investigates Exclusive: City Employees to Submit to Personal Interviews Regarding City Attorney Remarks

CORPUS CHRISTI - We continue coverage on the new city attorney and city sources who tell us she made inappropriate and intimidating remarks during a visit to the city Legal Department.

The city has been investigating since late last week, and now, there are questions about how the investigation is being conducted.

Our sources in the city Legal Department tell us employees have felt scared and intimidated since this investigation began.

They tell us it seems to be focused on finding who leaked the story to the media, and not on the comments themselves.

Employees inside the Legal Department tell us the entire department received an email from City Manager Ron Olson, saying every single staff member will have to submit to a personal interview.

And while we're told an internal investigation team is also handling this case, former city attorney Carlos Valdez says it's very unusual for the city manager to be so personally involved in an investigation.

"In cases like this, in the past, everything was turned over to the human resources department, and they conduct the investigation. And then they present their findings to the city manager or one of his assistants to make sure appropriate action is taken," Valdez says.

We attempted to get more information on this investigation from Ron Olson today, but we did not hear back.

He has declined to comment on the situation every day that we've aired something on this story.

» There are multiple updates to this story. Please click here to get the latest information.


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