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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 03:45 AM

Inglewood mayor's $342K-a-year assistant escorted out of City Hall, hires high-profile lawyer

Melanie McDade-Dickens, a former campaign worker for Inglewood Mayor James Butts Jr. who later secured a city job paying $342,000 in salary and benefits, was escorted out of City Hall in July and has not returned, according to her attorney.

McDade-Dickens, who has served as Butts’ aide for the past eight years, was one of the city’s highest paid employees in 2018, according to publicly released figures. But her contact information has been removed from a staff directory on the city’s website and her job now appears to be in limbo.

Her ejection from City Hall was first reported by the blog 2UrbanGirls. Though she hasn’t returned to her office, McDade-Dickens hasn’t been fired either, according to her attorney, Carl Douglas, who was a member of the defense team on the O.J. Simpson murder case.

“Given the issues surrounding her employment, she saw the need to hire competent counsel,” Douglas said in a phone interview. Douglas previously represented the family of a man who was killed and two others who were wounded when Inglewood police officers opened fire on their car. The city settled for $2.45 million in 2010.

Read more: https://www.ocregister.com/2019/09/06/inglewood-mayors-342k-a-year-assistant-escorted-out-of-city-hall-hires-high-profile-lawyer/

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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:59 AM

1. The mayor's assistant makes almost double what US Senator makes??

And she’s “one of” the highest paid?

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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 07:37 AM

2. A Mayoral Assistant Being Paid $300K+ in Salary and Benefits is a Crime in Itself. eom

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