Where are the records for Shawn Tornow’s dismissal?

I am still trying to figure out this mystery. I took another look at the civil service board’s agendas/minutes. I could find NO record of Shawn’s resignation or dismissal. Mind you, there is plenty of executive sessions, but I find it odd his name is not listed anywhere.

If you look at the minutes/agendas for 9/20/2010, 11/3/2010 and 1/5/2011 you can come up with some assumptions.

In the 9/20/2010 minutes/agenda there is no advertising listing for an assistant city attorney, but in the 11/3/2010 minutes/agenda there is.

Then in the 1/5/2011 minutes agenda there is a new hire

That would tell me that Tornow left sometime between 9/20/2010 & 11/3/2010. But there is no record of it.

So the question remains. Has he received his civil service hearing or not? Mr. Bengford replaced SOMEONE? Did he replace Tornow?



4 comments ↓

#1 Pathloss on 10.29.11 at 10:39 am

Usual city organized crime. They paid him off and he still gets a full retirement.

#2 l3wis on 10.30.11 at 9:29 pm

I think you may be right. Whether you dislike him or not (and we know what camps we are in) he still put in a lot of time, so I could understand him getting some kind of retirement package, as much as that pains us. What I don’t understand is how this is a grand mystery. Civil service employee or not, I don’t give a fuck. We need to be told his status with the city. Sally Felix spelled it out, she was forced into early retirement. When is Tornow going to spill the beans?

#3 The CENSURE of former city attorney, Shawn Tornow — South DaCola on 08.10.13 at 11:45 am

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#4 Miamigirl on 08.17.13 at 2:17 pm

RST and his belligerent behavior goes way back. We are elated that justice is finally being served.

This Jaba the hut is a disgrace to all the good people who value the rule of law and ethics.

We hope that once the SD Bar examines our complaint we also will get good old mid-west justice!

See you in court RST

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