|AFSCME President James Tierney wants an apology from Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio|
James Tierney, the president of a municipal workers' union in Phoenix has filed a claim against the City of Phoenix and Councilman Sal DiCiccio.
Tierney's claim, a prelude to a lawsuit, alleges that DiCiccio disseminated "false and misleading information" about him, placing him in a "false light," and "seriously invaded his privacy and the privacy of his family."
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Tierney, president of AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) Local 2384, is asking for a mere $1 in damages, his attorney's fees (about $3,500) and a public apology from the District 6 councilman.
Tierney says he's only asking for $1 in damages because "it's about accountability, it's not about the money."
DiCiccio sent out an e-mail blast to thousands of Phoenix residents on April 11, and it included links to police reports he filed after he says he received threatening faxes and discovered his car had been vandalized.
Tierney is listed in that police report as a person of interest in the threatening faxes incident even though the fax machine had no connection to Tierney's union. The police report included Tierney's home address, date of birth and other personal information.
DiCiccio tells New Times
that he is sorry for the mistake. He
said that there were links to the reports on his Website, but that he
pulled them as soon as he was informed about the personal information
included in the reports.
He says that he assumed that the police would have redacted any information that should not have been made public. More »