House ethics panel sets Tuesday meeting on Patterson
Published: April 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm
State Rep. Daniel Patterson says he will file a detailed response to a report in which investigators are recommending he be expelled from the Legislature.
Patterson says he’ll file the response by a deadline of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. That’s also when the House Ethics Committee will meet to further consider a complaint by fellow legislators against the Tucson independent.
The agenda includes the possibility of a closed-door executive session during the meeting.
The complaint stems from domestic violence allegations made by Patterson’s ex-girlfriend, but the report also concluded that his behavior has left some lawmakers fearful.
Patterson has denied wrongdoing and says he’s not a threat to anyone at the Capitol.
He has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges related to his ex-girlfriend.
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