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St. Martinville Public Works superintendent fired

Posted at 2:37 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 15:54:28-04

Public Works Superintendent Charles Rader has been fired following a council meeting in St. Martinville.

Radar was accused of using a racial slur during a meeting with an employee, Michael Martin.

Radar’s attorney maintains that Radar did nothing wrong in the situation.

“Mr. Rader got kangarooed. You know, they made up stuff. They were out to get him, simply because they wanted somebody else in the job function. They don’t like him because the mayor wanted to have him there.” The attorney for Radar, William Goode told KATC.

“He did nothing wrong. They didn’t give him a chance. You heard a lot of lies in there. It was a setup deal. It was set up from the get-go,” Goode explained.

Last week, the council was split on a proposal to polygraph those involved and witnesses to the incident. They said they wanted the polygraph done because of conflicting stories.

Mayor Melinda Mitchell was the tie-breaking vote to get a polygraph for the two employees.