Investigations ongoing in claim of harassment

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 12, 2008

Staff report

District Attorney Michael Jackson had not received a report on an investigation into allegations against a Dallas county commissioner.

The Dallas County Sheriff&8217;s Department was scheduled to have finished its investigation of harassment claims against Southside High School&8217;s vice principal Curtis Williams on Monday and turned its findings over to Jackson.

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A complaint filed by Lee Cleveland alleges the harassment occurred on school grounds more than a week ago when she came to Williams seeking a copy of her transcript. Authorities declined to release details outlined by Cleveland in her complaint.

On Monday afternoon, Chief Deputy Randy Pugh of the Sheriff&8217;s Department said two people still had to be interviewed regarding the case.

As of 5:20 p.m. Monday, a report had not reached District Attorney Michael Jackson&8217;s desk.

The Dallas County School Board is investigating the claims. David Hagood, communications director, said the investigation is still ongoing, and county school board superintendent Dr. Fannie Major-McKenzie has not specified a timeline as to when the investigation would be complete.