Investigation Into Incident At Utica Council Meeting Completed
The City of Utica says an independent investigation into allegations of workplace harassment has been completed.
The incident in question happened on March 5th following a Common Council Finance Committee meeting and reportedly involved a physical altercation between Council members Joe Marino and Frank DiBrango.
Marino and DiBrango have both said they engaged in a heated debate, but that there was no physical contact.
Mayor Robert Palmieri says the investigation was conducted to determine if there were any violations of the city's policies and procedures and to ensure a safe workplace for its employees.
Palmieri says the report was forwarded to the Common Council President for any remedial measures the council deems necessary.
He says copies of the investigation have also been sent to the Oneida County District Attorney's Office and the State Attorney General.
The investigation was conducted by an industry expert who the City has used in the past for other workplace harassment investigations