The N.C. Department of Corrections approved of Warren Turner's "secondary employment" as a city councilman, with this caveat:
He could not be called off his duties as a probation officer during work hours for city duties.
In his termination letter released today, the state cited numerous examples of Turner's "blatant disregard" of that order.
The state based part of its investigation on phone records in which Turner apparently conducted hours of city business while on the clock.
"During your scheduled work hours for April 2010, you made or received 308 phone calls on your secondary employment cell phone from the City of Charlotte. These calls totaled 2040 minutes, or 34 hours, and included calls to known City of Charlotte officials or employees."
The nine-page letter also details a "falsification" by Turner in the case of a probationer, and "serious deficiencies" in his work performance.
Click here to read the letter.
- Doug Miller