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April 16, 2024

Park District investigates “harassment” that does not violate their policy –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On May 7, 2016


A few weeks ago we reported (here) on the Clark County Park District directing its attorney, Lorna Geiler, to use brown-shirt tactics to investigate a FOIA requester because they did not like what she wrote about the public records she received, and because they think they are now victims of harassment and bullying.

I submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for the park district harassment and bullying policy, and to no surprise to me, the actions of the FOIA requester and her writings do not fall within any defined category of harassment listed in the park district policy, and the district did not produce anything defining bullying (therefore they have no anti-bullying policy).

The Park District Policy defines “harassment” with two definitions – sexual harassment, and harassment on the basis of any other protected characteristic.

Writing about the goings-on, opining on which laws may have been broken, and naming names of the alleged perps, does not fall within any of the categories defined by park district policy.

So, in essence, the district is investigating “harassment” which is outside the scope of their own defined harassment policy – and spending your tax dollars to do it.

Please call them @ 217-889-3901 or email [email protected] to tell them how ignorant they all are for initiating this frivolous “investigation”.

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  • Dave L.
    Posted at 23:23h, 07 May

    Nothing will come of this, its just more B.S. from an overpaid lawyer….nothing illegal has been done…Stepp throws around the words slander and libel….lolol….just more nonsense.

    • Steve
      Posted at 08:53h, 08 May

      No worries about illegally spending tax payer money by the Park Board. The Clark Co S/A is hot on the case of the kid recording the other kid’s stupid actions regarding feral kittens.

  • Lisa Nickie Thomas
    Posted at 19:40h, 09 May

    No worries. They disregard existing policy and make up new rules all the time. Behind closed doors, of course.