Humann trial — Monday afternoon session

We’re switching to direct posting due to courtroom wireless issues. Humann’s attorney went first with opening statement and noted that Humann “questioned power and privilege and paid a serious price.”

City’s attorney, Jayne Freeman, in her opening statement described Humann as at times “stubborn and difficult and disrespectful” with superiors.

John Kugler, attorney for former Mayor Mike Cooper, explores what he described as Humann’s excessive oversight of Cooper’s ex-assistant Kim Cole.

Judge Marsha Pechman has ended remarks for day, although Cooper’s attorney isn’t quite finished. We will update with additional information tonight and be back in court Tuesday.

  1. Interesting trial, thanks for the coverage! While I find it hard to think the City of Edmonds would have to pay a settlement out of it’s already hard hit budget (thinking of the fire dept’s recent OT charges), I hope justice prevails if one of the employees created a hostile work environment for an HR professional telling the truth.

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