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Mike Morrissey on Leave

by on March 25th, 2008

This just in!  This just in!  Michael Morrissey placed on Administrative Leave.

As you read in the previous post, Mr. Morrissey is in the middle of a rather messy legal issue involving a former Wausau employee who it appears that he terminated.  This whole saga is really quite ugly; both sides have spoken in the media using unflattering terms about one another, claiming inappropriate relationships on the staff, violation of city policies regarding cellphones and text messaging, and even accusing people of stealing funds.   For some of the details please see the Jasurda document (PDF) regarding her allegations of an unsafe workplace.

It is my opinion that Mr. Morrissey is being used as a pawn in this power struggle.  While I cannot substantiate it as anything other than a theory, the idea of this lawsuit and all these allegations coming forward at this time cannot be seen as a random event.  I find it too convenient that this all is starting to coincide with the election.

This is the statement issued by Mayor Tipple.  Clearly more is to come.  It appears that this evening’s City Council meeting may have some fireworks.

Michael Morrissey Leave (PDF)

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