Bobby Sherman http://wfpl.org en Kentucky State Police Reopen Investigation Of Former LRC Director's Document Shredding http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-police-reopen-investigation-former-lrc-directors-document-shredding <p>Kentucky State Police has reopened its investigation into the document shredding by former Legislative Research Commission executive director Bobby Sherman.</p><p>The Courier-Journal <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/ky-legislature/2014/06/11/police-reopen-probe-lrc-document-shredding/10344541/">reported Wednesday</a> that the new probe into Sherman's shredding of work documents.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:48:14 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9555 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Police Reopen Investigation Of Former LRC Director's Document Shredding Kentucky State Police Find No Misconduct By LRC Director Bobby Sherman http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-police-find-no-misconduct-lrc-director-bobby-sherman <p>After a nearly seven-month investigation, the Kentucky State Police say investigators found no evidence that former Legislative Research Commission executive director Bobby Sherman shredded work-related documents to cover-up information on sexual harassment within the state legislature.</p><p>Trooper Paul Blanton, a KSP spokesman, said a detective concluded that Sherman's activities weren't illegal and weren't part of a cover-up.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:17:36 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9458 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Police Find No Misconduct By LRC Director Bobby Sherman State Rep. Will Coursey to Provide Deposition in Retaliation Lawsuit http://wfpl.org/post/state-rep-will-coursey-provide-deposition-retaliation-lawsuit <p>A Western Kentucky lawmaker will have to provide testimony in a lawsuit brought against him by a state staffer.</p><p>Rep. Will Coursey, a Democrat from Symsonia, and state staffer Nicole Cusic will provide depositions in a retaliation lawsuit.</p><p>Cusic is an employee of the state Legislative Research Commission. She alleges<a href="/post/lawsuits-kentucky-statehouse-employees-claim-sexual-harassment-retaliation">&nbsp;Coursey and former LRC executive director Bobby Sherman retaliated against her when she accused&nbsp;Coursey of inappropriate behavior toward female interns.</a></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:06:01 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7781 at http://wfpl.org State Rep. Will Coursey to Provide Deposition in Retaliation Lawsuit Kentucky State Police to Investigate Document Shredding at Legislative Research Commission http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-police-investigate-document-shredding-legislative-research-commission <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky State Police has opened an investigation into the shredding of documents by Robert Sherman days after he resigned as director of the Legislative Research Commission.</span></p><p>The investigation will be handled by KSP&#39;s special investigations branch, said Sgt. Rick Saint-Blanchard, state police spokesman.</p><p>Saint-Blancard declined to comment further on the investigation.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:36:41 +0000 Joseph Lord 6996 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Police to Investigate Document Shredding at Legislative Research Commission Stumbo Refers LRC Chief Robert Sherman's Doc Shredding to Kentucky State Police http://wfpl.org/post/stumbo-refers-lrc-chief-robert-shermans-doc-shredding-kentucky-state-police <p>A Republican Kentucky House leader is calling for Kentucky State Police to be brought in to investigate document<a href="/post/ex-kentucky-legislative-research-commission-director-says-he-shredded-documents"> shredding by Robert Sherman</a>&nbsp;following his resignation Friday as director of the Legislative Research Commission.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:13:55 +0000 Joseph Lord 6971 at http://wfpl.org Stumbo Refers LRC Chief Robert Sherman's Doc Shredding to Kentucky State Police In Kentucky Legislature, Lax Rules Govern Workplace Relationships Despite Long History of Scandal http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-legislature-lax-rules-govern-workplace-relationships-despite-long-history-scandal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">During the </span>1990s<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">, the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission’s public image was shaped primarily by the sordid antics of Kent Downey, whose day job there often overlapped with his sideline business promoting golf trips with scantily clad hostesses offering sex for money.</span></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:20:36 +0000 R.G. Dunlop | Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting 6967 at http://wfpl.org In Kentucky Legislature, Lax Rules Govern Workplace Relationships Despite Long History of Scandal Ex-Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Director Says He Shredded Documents http://wfpl.org/post/ex-kentucky-legislative-research-commission-director-says-he-shredded-documents <p>FRANKFORT — The former director of the state Legislative Research Commission says he returned to his office over the weekend and shredded paperwork.</p><p>Robert Sherman told<a href="http://cjky.it/1gW5iSE"> The Courier-Journal</a>&nbsp;that the documents included "personalized stuff" such as old salary comparisons. He said none of the paperwork involved anything to do with the sexual harassment allegations involving a former lawmaker or any investigations the agency is involved in.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:03:39 +0000 Associated Press 6958 at http://wfpl.org Ex-Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Director Says He Shredded Documents Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Director Bobby Sherman Resigns http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-legislative-research-commission-director-bobby-sherman-resigns <p>The director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission has resigned.</p><p>In a letter sent Friday afternoon to House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers, LRC director Bobby Sherman announced his resignation following the conclusion of an<a href="/post/kentucky-legislative-research-commission-finishes-inquiry-john-arnold-sexual-harassment-claims"> internal probe</a> into <a href="/post/kentucky-statehouse-staffers-accuse-rep-john-arnold-sexual-harassment-assault">allegations that former state Rep. John Arnold, a Democrat from Sturgis, sexually harassed Statehouse employees</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:21:54 +0000 Jonathan Meador 6924 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Director Bobby Sherman Resigns