Former Rapid City Alderman Ron Sasso's lawsuit against Alderman Jerry Wright is dead, but he still may push for an investigation. In the lawsuit, Sasso alleged that Wright, as City Council President, had pressured Sasso's employer to fire him over a negative newspaper column.
The Rapid City Journal reports that Sasso withdrew the lawsuit, apparently after learning that his firing was planned prior to publication of the column. However, a deposition Wright gave for another lawsuit had him admitting to complaining to Sasso's boss about the column. Sasso might still pursue a complaint against Wright for violating the Code of Conduct. If he does so, or if the council chooses to investigate, the city attorney investigate the claims and report back to the council.
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