Report: San Diego Sues Mayor Bob Filner

AP

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to sue Mayor Bob Filner, approving a cross-complaint against the mayor seeking compensation for all damages the city may have to incur due to a sexual harrassment suit filed earlier this month, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The city’s cross-complaint is based on Filner’s own personal liability and the city’s “zero tolerance policy as to sexual harassment and sexual harassment is not within the course and scope of employment.”

The City Council is slated to consider Filner’s request asking the city to cover his legal bills in a closed session later Tuesday.

 

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