City investigating bullying allegations

Topeka City Manager, Jim Colson released the following statement late Thursday morning concerning alleged bullying of Topeka Municipal Court employees.

“We value the well-being of all City employees, and take seriously any allegations that could affect their work environment.

After receiving the anonymous allegations, the City’s human resources and legal departments launched an investigation.  Eleven Municipal Court employees were interviewed.  This procedure is in line with how the City would evaluate any other complaint.

We were not able to corroborate any of the allegations.  However, we remain vigilant in ensuring all City employees work in a positive and constructive environment, and that they are comfortable expressing their concerns.”

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The City of Topeka is investigating a complaint by an anonymous source involving the City of Topeka Municipal Court.

A letter delivered to Kansas First News read “Please Help! Stop the bullying of employees in Vic Miller’s Municipal Court”.  The letter went on to say that some of the actions in the court are not legal and all not ethical.

Reached late Thursday night, Topeka City Manager Jim Colson said the City is aware of the allegations and have taken appropriate action.

Kansas First News has reached out to Miller who said he is not in a position to say anything at this time.

Kansas First News will have more on this story online and on Kansas First News at 5 and 6 p.m.

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