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Protest and Rally:Stop Stalling & Obstruction of Justice Contra Costa DA Mark A Peterson
Community and labor members from SEIU 1021 Richmond Chapter and IFTE Local 21 Richmond chapter called for the investigation an prosecution of Richmond Human Resources Director Leslie Knight. The District Attorney of Contra Costa County Mark A. Peterson has been stalling on any prosecution of Knight despite the massive financial malfeasance.
Protes and Rally Stop Stalling and Obstruction of Justice Contra Costa DA Mark A Peterson
City workers of Richmond, Caliifornia from SEIU 1021 and IFPTE Local 21 and community members joined to together at the Contra Costa District Attorney's office Mark A. Peterson on June 6, 2013 in Martinez to demand the investigation and prosecution of Richmond Human Resources Director Leslie Knight. Knight had illegally run a private business at the city hall and had ordered city workers including Librarian finance manager Stacie Plumber. Stacie refused and was retaliated against by Knight. Despite this financial malfeasance and also the theft of city moneys the city manager Bill Lindsay refused to fire her and the Contra Costa District Attorney refuses to investigate and prosecute Leslie Knight.
The city public workers pointed out that if they had done the same deeds that they would have been fired and probably jailed yet there was special treatment for HR manager Knight.
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Stacie Plummer, IFTE Local 21 Richmond Library worker spoke out about financial mismanagement. She gave interview at rally at Contra Costa District Attorney's office
Protesters discussed the double standard for prosecution that Contra Costa District Attorney Mark A. Peterson applies. They pointed out if this was a rank and file public worker they would have been removed from the job and arrested for theft unlike the treatment that Richmond Human Resources Director Leslie Knight is getting
Community members and SEIU 1021 and IFPTE Local 21 spoke out for justice at the offices of District Attorney Mark A. Peterson