Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Dudley Council waste £3,700 on ‘racist’ email probe

More than £3,700 was spent investigating a complaint about a Black Country councillor who sparked a racism row with a joke email, it was revealed today.

Solicitor Helen Kidd spent a total of 48 hours investigating a complaint by Councillor Crumpton.

Councillor Turner, member for Hayley Green and Cradley South, who sent the email to all councillors in December using his council account, was subsequently found guilty of breaching the council’s code of conduct following the investigation in February.

My comment: 48 hours to investigate a simple open and shut complaint? Typical solicitor, why do anything in a couple of hours when you can spin it out and ramp up the cost.

Read the full story from the source Express and Star

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1 comment:

  1. Barnet Council would pay more like £377 per hour for a City Solicitor rather than the £77 per hour that Dudley Council paid. It's one way that they waste millions a year.