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Topic - Namon Reid Iii
The District's juvenile justice agency agreed to pay about $130,000 to a disgruntled former employee who sued the city after he was passed over for the top job at a D.C. facility in Laurel that houses young offenders, according to papers from the D.C. Office of the Attorney General.
A D.C. Council committee formally disapproved the nomination of Neil A. Stanley to lead the District's juvenile justice agency, citing concerns about his lack of relevant experience, ongoing troubles in the agency and an inquiry into how a key post had been filled.
Mr. Reid says he was terminated to make way for Capt. Steven Baynes, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who had no discernible juvenile justice experience yet knew DYRS director Neil A. Stanley through social contacts.
Mr. Reid alleged that Mr. Stanley flouted an order from D.C. Department of Human Resources to convene a panel that would rate each candidate for the job.