From numerous sources, this is what I was told about Fetterman’s suspension:
Fetterman was suspended after a verbal blowup at a meeting with Stedman on Wednesday, January 30th. The meeting occurred after Fetterman’s attorney, Michael Hess of Burke and Hess, wrote a letter critical of Stedman to the Republican Committee of Lancaster County.
The letter called out Stedman for meddling in the district attorney race and actively supporting his Assistant District Attorney Karen Mansfield to replace him among other things. Actively supporting a candidate for another office is a violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct, which applies to candidates for judge.
On the Saturday morning after Fetterman was suspended, the county commissioners had an emergency meeting and directed Stedman to reinstate Fetterman. Stedman didn’t follow personnel policy when he suspended Fetterman. The County was afraid of a lawsuit because Stedman suspended Fetterman for political reasons.
There are still multiple disturbing questions about ADA Karen Mansfield and they will be coming shortly. And Stedman needs to withdraw his name as a candidate for judge. What a horrendous mess and conduct by Stedman. Let us hear from the third candidate for district attorney – Heather Adams.
CHAOS IN THE DA’S OFFICE! – 5
* LNP finally has the story up that was reported on this site a week ago (click here for the LNP story)! Stedman did suspended Fetterman and the county got involved!
And there is this from the article:
The clash between two politically ambitious prosecutors offers a rare glimpse into the work environment in an office that is typically buttoned-up and image-conscious; it is the only county department, for example, that employs a full-time media specialist at taxpayer expense to handle press inquiries and control the flow of information from local law enforcement to the public.
Oh, this is rich. That person, of course, is Brett Hambright, LNP’s former court reporter who LNP now re-writes for all of their court “reporting” (see yesterday’s afternoon update on this site).
Hambright is a liar and that’s why Stedman hired him!
WHERE’S THE MONEY? – 2
I wrote about this on February 7th (click here and there is a link to the full appeal by the DA). What is the DA trying to hide? Where is the money and where is it going?
Please check back later today.