Follow Up: Former Davenport Fire Chief Washburn responds to city's position on firing

  • Source: Quad-City Times
  • Published: 04/12/2018 07:06 PM

Former Davenport Fire Chief Lynn Washburn has responded through her attorney to the city of Davenport’s reasons why she was released from her position July 27, after six years on the job. The city released a position statement Tuesday in response to Washburn’s complaint, to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, filed Feb. 8, in which she alleges to be a victim of harassment, sexual harassment and termination with age and gender believed to be factors. The city denied Washburn's allegations, stating her tenure was plagued by poor decisions and judgment and her actions established she was unsuitable or unfit for continued employment. “The City of Davenport released its materials submitted in response to the investigative inquiry of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, a document that would not ordinarily be treated as a public document,” Washburn’s attorney, Michael Carroll of West Des Moines, said Wednesday in an email.


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