King Seeks Answers

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King Seeks Answers

Reinstated city deputy engineering director wants to depose Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief Operating Officer David Brace.

by scott barker • December 3, 2018

Knoxville Deputy Engineering Director Steve King has his job back, but he’s still seeking a ruling that his position was initially eliminated as a way to terminate him and not as part of an administration reorganization.
King wants ruling on whether eliminating his position was a pretext for terminating him.
King’s attorney filed a motion on Thursday asking a Civil Service hearing officer to rule on the question. He’s also asking Hearing Officer William Petty to order Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief Operating Officer David Brace to sit for depositions.
The Rogero administration eliminated King’s position in August. Brace has said the position was no longer...

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