Milwaukee assistant city attorney fired after backing Putin on Russian news show

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee assistant city attorney has been fired after backing Russian President Vladimir Putin during an appearance on a Russian news show.

Jennifer DeMaster said Putin had not violated international law by recognizing two supposed breakaway regions in Ukraine and sending troops there. 

City Attorney Tearman Spencer fired DeMaster Monday, Feb. 28, citing "job performance and a poor fit."

The termination notice did not mention any other details.

Share this article: