The Madera County District Attorney is facing allegations he made racist and sexist comments at work. Valley Public Radio’s Jeffrey Hess reports several of DA David’s Linn’s subordinates have made the accusation to the Madera County Board of Supervisors.
According to a press release from the county’s top attorney, employees brought concerns about Linn to the board of supervisors, claiming that he had made quote:
“Racist comments; sexist, lewd and offensive comments; and generally abusive, threatening and profane comments directed toward numerous employees throughout the District Attorney’s Office.”
The release says the treatment began when Linn took office in early 2015.
The board says they take the allegations seriously but because Linn is elected, their options to respond are limited.
Valley Public Radio was unable to reach Linn for comment. However, he did release a statement to the media, denying what he called "vague" charges, which he also says are from a disgruntled employee.
"The Board of Supervisors is aware of the fact that I am attempting to clean up Madera County and I am preparing to prosecute corruption charges against two of the members of the Board. Their action this morning is the Board’s reaction. I also believe these actions are political retaliation, from the Board and Administration, to my well known policy against government corruption in Madera County."
Linn also says he intends to stay in his position. The board has called a special meeting for Monday, to consider censuring Linn and asking him to resign.