Thursday, September 17, 2015

Three Coliseum employees on paid leave, pending investigation

Three Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum employees including the general manager are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Knoxville Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit.

Civic Coliseum General Manager Dale Dunn, Assistant General Manager Robert Sandoval, and stage manager Tom Kelly were placed on leave earlier this week.

“It is still being conducted and (not yet) concluded, so we can’t give any details about what they’re looking at,” said Jesse Mayshark, the city’s communications director.

KPD’s Internal Affairs typically handles allegations of misconduct involving city employees, Mayshark said.

Records show that Dunn earns $105,940 annually; Sandoval makes $70,304; and Kelly makes $48,090.

“Until the investigation is concluded, there’s no determination as to who did what or if anyone did anything,” Mayshark said.

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