Weld County asks court to rule on release of harassment complaint against commissioner

The Greeley Tribune: In addition to the one known complaint against Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway, five other female county employees have complained about Conway’s behavior toward them, according to a petition filed by Weld County in Weld District Court.

Weld County attorneys on Tuesday filed a motion with Weld District Court seeking the court’s opinion on the release of records requested by The Greeley Tribune.

The records relate to a harassment complaint against Conway, as well as a subsequent investigation and report by Mountain States Employer Counsel. County commissioners, including Conway, discussed that report during executive session Monday morning, and The Tribune requested the report Monday afternoon.

But it’s likely that report covers more than just the one official harassment complaint filed Nov. 28, 2016, by a former employee who said Conway went on a profanity-laced tirade during a phone call that morning. The woman who filed the report quit shortly after.

In the petition, Weld County lays out a timeline, including Weld County Human Resource Director Patricia Russell’s call to Mountain States seeking the organization’s investigative services to look into the complaint.

A Mountain States investigator asked Russell whether there were other employees who expressed similar complaints.

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