Nearly two months ago, Mayor Steve Bach ordered an “immediate” investigation into allegations made by Terri Velasquez, a high-ranking city employee who claimed she was fired for reporting financial improprieties.
The mayor even brought in a Denver law firm with a wealth of experience in employment law to lead the investigation.
“We will immediately commence a thorough investigation of Ms. Velasquez’ allegations,” lead attorney Dave Stacy, senior partner at Kelly, Stacy & Rita LLC, said in a statement issued by the city.
The investigation is still ongoing, Cindy Aubrey, the city’s chief communications officer, said today.
“They are in the process of doing the investigation,” she said.
Didn’t the mayor call for an immediate investigation?
“I don’t know the last time the city did one, so I don’t know how long it would take, but that was certainly the goal, was to make it an expeditious process,” she said.