The saga of ousted Kansas Attorney General/new Johnson County District Attorney Phil Kline continues. The latest chapter: A veteran DA says she was fired Tuesday after complaining about the Kline-era treatment of women in the prosecutor's office.
It gets better...
Jacqie Spradling says its possible that her office was bugged after she sent a memo to Kline with her complaints. And even better...
Spradling isn't an off-the-wall nutcake. She has worked for the Johnson County's DA office for 15 years and been in charge of the domestic violence unit for the last eight years. The Kansas City Star reports that Spradling is so well respected that she wasn't without help when she moved out of her office.
In a show of solidarity, about a dozen police officers helped Spradling pack up her belongings from the district attorney’s office this morning and carry boxes to her truck.
Honestly, it seems like war has broken out between the various Johnson County law enforcement agencies since Kline took over.
Kline and his people deny everything, of course.
Meanwhile, Spradling says she is fighting to get her job back.
“I am deeply saddened and I am worried for the victims of domestic violence and all crime victims in Johnson County,” Spradling said in the statement. “The DA’s office has lost 17 attorneys since Kline’s appointment and we should all be concerned about the systematic destruction of that office since Kline’s arrival.”
One of the most interesting parts of Spradling's statement is her contention that "Phill Kline has other priorities" than providing the best protection and best prosecutors for county crime victims. Other priorities? Doesn't that sound familiar.