DeWine Aide Didn't Report Harassment
An investigation at Attorney General Mike DeWine's office last year determined DeWine's then-employment law chief failed to properly report an employee who repeatedly told a legal secretary he liked to slap and punch women.
Records obtained by The Associated Press show supervisor Timothy Lecklider was given the unusual opportunity of having a compliance officer's finding against him re-investigated. New witness interviews led to the finding against Lecklider being overturned.
DeWine's spokesman says Lecklider had a right to due process and the office followed all policies.
It's the second internal harassment case to surface as DeWine seeks re-election that parted from normal protocol.
Also last year, DeWine requested and received the name of a confidential informant thought to have knowledge of an alleged sexual harasser. The case was closed days later.