Brickbat: Purged

An unseen woman holds a smartphone, as if she's texting.

1000’s of messages had been deleted from the telephones of then-Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan and different metropolis officers throughout protests in that metropolis in 2020 following the demise of George Floyd. Now, metropolis officers have agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle a lawsuit introduced by two whistleblowers who helped reveal these lacking texts. Metropolis data officers Stacy Irwin and Kimberly Ferreiro stated they had been requested to carry out unlawful acts, subjected to abuse once they complained about how public data had been being handled and in the end pressured to resign. Along with the $2.3 million, town spent almost $800,000 combating the case earlier than deciding to settle.

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