Retiring Before the Report Comes Out
PEACHTREE CITY, GEORGIA, ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF Peki Prince, 46, has been on paid administrative leave since February 3, six days after she was accused of groping three co-workers, including two women and a man, at her department's Installation and Awards Dinner.
(Metro Atlanta Fire Chiefs Assoc. photo)
An internal investigation into the charges was begun and last week, one day before the report from the investigator was to be released, Prince turned in her retirement papers. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting:
(The investigtor) attorney Laurel Henderson of Decatur, recommended that disciplinary action be taken against Prince, according to the investigation report obtained by the AJC.
"The fact that three people were subject to unwanted touching is significant," the report states.
Prince will not face formal charges for the allegations, but a complaint has been filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the city.
Reportedly, she was accused of groping the breasts of at least two women at the dance, and of grabbing the crotch of a male firefighter.
Prince will be using accumulated leave until April 8 when her retirement becomes effective.
The Fayetteville Citizen has a detailed report HERE.
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More than 40 city employees were interviewed and gave varying accounts of the night's events, according to the report. Prince told Henderson she was intoxicated at the party and did not remember specific events, but she did not dispute others' claims, the report states.