Monday, May 20, 2019

County served with notice of claim over sexual assault

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
Cochise County has been served with a notice of claim related to allegations against Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels and former jail chaplain Doug Packer related to Packer’s alleged sexual misconduct.
The law firm of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally served the Cochise County Board of Supervisors, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Daniels and Doug Packer with a notice of claim requesting over $2 million for two women who they claim have suffered since the alleged assault by Packer in his office at the jail.
According to the notice of claim, victim 1, the woman who allegedly was made to perform a sexual act on Pa ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

Training and fine issued for open meeting violation

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
In a special session on Tuesday, the Bisbee City Council voted 4 to 2 to authorize, sign and return a letter from the Attorney General’s Office and pay a $500 fine after the AG determined that a violation of the Open Meeting Law regarding unauthorized disclosure of executive session information had occurred.
Council members Joan Hansen and Bill Higgins voted against the motion to accept the findings of Assistant Attorney General Katherine Jessen. City Attorney Britt Hanson advised the council to decline to authorize the mayor and himself to sign the letter because in his opinion the AG made a “flagrant error. ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

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