- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley is asking Richland County Recreation commissioners to hand over reports on sexual harassment, nepotism and intimidation concerning the agency’s former director.

Haley says she is considering a request from a majority of Richland County legislators to remove five members of the board for negligence for backing former director James Brown III.

Brown resigned after he was indicted on a misconduct in office charge. Prosecutors say Brown tried to coerce female employees to have sex with him.

Haley wants a December report commissioners were given on harassment complaints against Brown, records about the hiring of relatives of Brown and commissioners, complaints of harassment against Brown and an explanation of a $40,000 raise for Brown.

She says she will then decide what to do with the commissioners.

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