Mayor Turner’s slap on the wrist of top aide’s alleged misconduct is under the spotlight

Rare | 1/10/2018 | John Bogna
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The ten-day suspension Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner issued his press secretary for reportedly violating Texas law is raising eyebrows.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Press Secretary Darian Ward was found to be sending emails on company time to promote and conduct her side business, a production company called Joy In Motion.

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She also allegedly concealed the fact she was conducting business not related to her city job while on city time by withholding information when reporter Trent Seibert filed a Texas Public Information Act request for emails sent from her work computer.

Since work emails from government employees are public record, state law says withholding them from someone who’s filed a records request is illegal. Punishable,...
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