local | News

Washington County Won't Say If Staff Disciplined After Noose Placed In Office

OPB | Feb. 6, 2014 2:15 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 7, 2014 8:24 a.m. | Portland

Contributed By:

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.

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
Thanks to our Sponsors:
become a sponsor
Thanks to our Sponsors
become a sponsor