(WKBN) – A Mahoning County upkeep employee, who was fired after which rehired earlier this month, has filed a lawsuit in Youngstown Federal Court docket claiming his First Modification rights had been violated.
The employee is Ricky Morrison, who’s represented by Cleveland-based lawyer Subodh Chandra.
In a information launch, Chandra’s legislation agency states that the lawsuit was filed towards the Mahoning County commissioners, administrator Audry Tillis and appearing prosecuting Atty. Gina DeGenova.
The lawsuit alleges 11 claims, with DeGenova going through essentially the most.
The lawsuit claims Morrison, who has most cancers, was fired shortly after he attended a Board of Elections assembly with Geno DeFabio, who ran towards and misplaced to Carol Rimedio-Righetti.
The lawsuit claims a gathering, which violated Ohio’s Open Conferences Act, was held to debate Morrison’s firing, at which commissioner Anthony Traficanti disagreed with the firing and Rimedio-Righetti and Dave Ditzler voted to fireside him. DeGenova later reinstated him.
Traficanti was not charged with any First Modification violations.
In a press release Monday night, DeGenova wrote, “I categorically deny every allegation of wrongdoing made towards me. I’ve served this neighborhood with distinction for 17 years… There was no wrongdoing by this prosecutor as pertains to these allegations.”
Traficanti mentioned he opposed the firing, Rimedio-Righetti had no remark and we have now not heard again from Ditzler.