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County to discuss inquiry on Tucker’s claims

Posted: May 17, 2017 - 1:51am

The Columbia County Board of Commissioners is expected to speak on the findings of an internal investigation into claims made by former county EMA director Pam Tucker of a hostile work environment, during a called press conference.

According to a press release from the county issued Tuesday, the press conference will take place at 10 a.m. today in the auditorium of Building A in the government complex on Ronald Reagan Drive.

"The press conference will address the completed investigations pertaining to the allegations made against Mr. Scott Johnson, county administrator, and Ms. Pamela Tucker, former emergency services director," the news release stated.

The Columbia County Sheriff's office completed the investigation and turned the results over to commissioner chairman Ron Cross May 8. However, both the sheriff's office and county officials, withheld the results of the records for 10 days.

The investigation's findings will also be made available to media reporters at the time of the press conference, according to the release. Others may request a copy of the report through the county's open records request system online at www.columbiacountyga.gov.

Tucker resigned March 1 after 18 years as the county's EMA director. Tucker's deputy director Rusty Welsh resigned Jan. 20, also citing claims of a hostile work environment. County officials called for an internal investigation into the claims in February and stated they would question all parties involved. Both Tucker's and Welsh's claims were reportedly the subject of the investigation.


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Sweet son

A Joke!

The reorganization that will occur seems to be business as usual for Cross, the Commission and power hungry Scott Johnson. Some how he is being protected because the smoke and fire from the EMA Division both seem to have been extinguished by the commission. Seems like they just played a 'shell game' with the departments and there seems to be no thought about which depts and divisions have been constructed or torn apart.

Sweet son

Double Post