Investigation into Former Mount Pearl CAO on Hold – VOCM

Investigation into Former Mount Pearl CAO on Hold

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No conclusions have yet been reached in the City of Mount Pearl’s investigation into former Chief Administrative Officer Steve Kent.

Yesterday, the city announced that Dana Spurrell has been appointed to the position.

Kent initially took a leave of absence in the fall of 2019 from the position.

It was later revealed that an internal investigation was launched into an “HR matter” regarding Kent. The following June, Kent resigned from the position and launched a lawsuit against the city.

Mayor Dave Aker says the investigation has been halted at the moment.

He explains the city is working with their lawyers and other external agencies to move through the remaining phases of the investigation, but cannot comment more.