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City attorney warns San Diego mayor's staff chief

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - City attorneys have warned San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's chief of staff to stop inquiries to mayor's office employees about the sexual harassment allegations against Filner.

U-T San Diego reports Assistant City Attorney Paul Cooper sent a memo Thursday to Chief of Staff Lee Burdick saying her quizzing of the staff is inappropriate and is interfering with the work of city attorneys.

The memo also calls on Burdick to hand over certain documents that she has been withholding by citing attorney-client privilege.

It goes on to explain that the only attorney that serves the city of San Diego is the city attorney, and Burdick will be sued if she doesn't comply.

The memo tells Burdick, "you are a witness in this litigation, not an attorney."


Information from: U-T San Diego


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