Washington County Housing Authority will not say whether anyone was disciplined following a report of a supervisor having taped a noose to the work area of a black employee in December.
Washington County acknowledges that an employee reported that she’d seen a noose attached to a sign, left near her supervisor’s cubicle. The county investigated the report.
Housing authority spokesman Philip Bransford issued a statement saying the investigation determined that while the posting was inappropriate, there’s no evidence it was racially motivated or directed at African-Americans.
But, he said, additional diversity training has been recommended for all housing authority employees.
He added that Washington County is committed to providing a working environment free from all forms of harassment and discrimination.
The Washington County district attorney’s office had no record of the incident.