Phenix City addresses Parks and Recreation corruption | Crime
PHENIX CITY, AL - City officials addressed the recent firing of Parks and Recreation employees, including one superintendent at a press conference Thursday morning.
Police Chief Ray Smith and City Manager Wallace Hunter want the public to know that this investigation is serious.
It began with a complaint of an employee using city equipment to take care of their own lawn, but it turned into more. The investigation, which began on Nov. 26, found that some of the offenses go back five years.
The city manager is taking over the Parks and Rec department for now. He'll be addressing practices in place to make sure something like this doesn't happen again as well as replacing the fired employees.
The investigation is still ongoing, but the city expects more employees, both current and past, to be implicated. Because tax payers money is involved, they expect to press public corruption charges.
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