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Spokane City Council aide fired after behavior complaints

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The City of Spokane is dealing with another harassment claim and this one cost the accused his job.

KHQ learned Monday that Richard Rush, an aide to council member Candace Mumm was fired in late March. Rush had been an aide for the last two years, but was fired after complaints by other city employees.

Council President Ben Stuckart says at least two women who work for the city came forward complaining about his behavior. Rush was fired after an investigation by the city's human resources department. Council member Candace Mumm, who rush had been working for sent KHQ's Patrick Erickson a statement saying, "When concerns were raised I addressed them immediately. Those concerns accelerated the process, but I had already decided to make a change and informed Mr. Rush of that."

As an at-will employee, Rush was not under contract. He was making about $37,000 a year at the time of his firing.

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