Yesterday, we told you of how a Hartford employee planned to sue the city because of an interaction with the spouse of Mayor Pedro Segarra. Now, Segarra responds.
“As I understand it, Charlie was trying to drop off leaves that had been collected following a volunteer effort in Elizabeth Park and Mr. Edwards responded in what he felt was an appropriate way. Once informed of the incident, I referred it to staff as I did not want to subject this administration to any claims of favoritism, but I was concerned about overall treatment of the public and proper customer service.
Mr. Edwards was temporarily transferred by his DPW supervisor to a job in the same classification. No discipline was ever administered, and after a DPW review was completed Mr. Edwards was returned to his job.”