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Investigation completed into grievances filed against Clarksville Building and Codes Director

Posted By Hank Bonecutter On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 4:30 am In News | No Comments

Hank Bonecutter

Hank Bonecutter

Clarksville, TN – The final report has been delivered to the City of Clarksville into claims made by several employees of the Clarksville Building and Codes Department against it’s director, Les Crocker.

In a story first reported by Clarksville Online, Randal Mathews, Jenifer Rougemont, and Brigitte Papastathis all filed grievances claiming a variety of problems brought on by Crocker.

Read our story here [1].Mathews, who was fired by Crocker last year and subsequently was reinstated by Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, alleges wrongful termination. He claims that Crocker told him to “Bring in a doctors note for medication I was taking, and required me to bring a copy of the pill bottle to him.”  Mathews also claims in his grievance that he has tape recordings of conversations with Crocker where he accuses another employee of having a drug problem.

Rougemont says she was lied to about a pay raise, and was harassed about a doctor’s appointment and called a “liar.”  Her grievance claims to have other situations of “harassment” and says there’s “just too many to list.”

Papastathis submitted the most extensive grievance which included photographs taken by her husband, Joe Papastathis, a retired police officer, that claim “It was suspected that proper procedures were not being followed for the abatement of this property.”  The photos were of property allegedly owned by Harry Crocker, who is Les Crocker’s father.

When contacted by Clarksville Online, Mayor McMillan’s office said the mayor would have a comment on the findings, “in a couple of days.”

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