A second complaint has been filed with the state in regard to Arnold Parks and Recreation Director Susie Boone's claim that she was harassed by a councilman for more than two years.
Boone's attorney, Joan Swartz, told Patch she had filed the new complaint with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights on Dec. 20. At the end of September, Boone filed a complaint with the commission, but she said the agency responded that it couldn't do anything because it was not within its realm.
"That's commonly what they (commission members) do when a complaint is filed," Swartz said. "You just have to resubmit it or send it to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We haven't heard back from the commission yet."
Swartz said complaint she recently filed contains the same information that was included in Boone's original complaint. She added that the incidents referred to in the complaints are outlined in the city's recently released independent investigation.
"We filed the complaint in hopes of seeking some kind of justice for Susie Boone," Swartz said.
Patch requested copies of the complaints from Swartz, who said she would need permission from Boone to release the documents. Patch did not hear back from Swartz on Wednesday.
In October, Boone went public alleging Ward 4 Councilman Ken Moss had harassed her for more than two years after his sister was fired from the Parks Department. At that time, Boone referred Patch to City Attorney Bob Sweeney for all questions regarding the issue.
When Patch spoke with Boone on Wednesday, she referred us to Swartz. Swartz said she could not disclose when she was retained by Boone.
Moss denies Boone's allegations. See related article: Ken Moss: "I Didn't Do Anything."
The council has three options regarding the complaint: it could do nothing; it could censure Moss, which is essentially a warning; or it could vote to draft a bill of impeachment against Moss.
The City Council meets tonight at 7 p.m.
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