Milwaukee City Attorney Tearman Spencer addresses job vacancies in his office

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- City Attorney Tearman Spencer addressed ongoing staffing concerns in his office Friday, Oct. 29. A number of staff quit earlier this year amid sexual harassment claims against him.

Thirteen employees quit in Spencer's first eight months on the job. He blames the city and other factors that he says were out of his control. 

"A lot of them are leaving because of money. I say to the council, if you want to make things better, pay them the money that they ask for," said Spencer. 

He says he's filled some of the vacancies. He didn't have an exact number but believed there were two to three more jobs to fill. 

The city's director of employee relations found Spencer's action "inappropriate and unbecoming."

"We've had some very serious complaints raised by a number of women. There's been evidence that's been found to substantiate that by our own employee relations office," said District 10 Alderman Mike Murphy. 

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