Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tribune: Lawyers Huddle Regarding Idaho Prosecutor's Use of Sexist Photo

Posted By on Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Nez Perce County Prosecutor Dan Spickler is under fire for using this photo in what he called a team-building exercise.
  • Nez Perce County Prosecutor Dan Spickler is under fire for using this photo in what he called a team-building exercise.

There's a lot of chatter surrounding Nez Perce County Prosecutor Dan Spickler and his use of an inappropriate photograph in what he called "a team building exercise." But almost all of that conversation is behind closed doors.

In fact, a pretty significant group—including Spickler, all three Nez Perce County commissioners, a private attorney hired by the commissioners, another lawyer from the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program in Boise, and an independent investigator hired by Nez Perce County—huddled in two separate meetings Friday to talk about Spickler and his bad taste in motivational techniques.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that none of the attendees would comment about the meetings.

Spickler, who was re-elected on Nov. 6, reportedly held a team-building meeting where everyone was asked to bring a photo that showed something of themselves.

Spickler's choice? A photo of a young woman posed in front of a bunch of portable toilets, wearing a cropped T-shirt with the words "I Wish These Were Brains" written across her chest.

A grievance quickly followed.

Spicker sent out an email apologizing to the meeting attendees.

On Friday, Spickler would only say that "It's a personnel matter."

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