Salem Selectman cleared of harassment
The issue came to light in a letter from the Salem Public Administrators Association last month that accused Campbell of asking harassing questions of a uniformed firefighter at Market Basket. The letter went on to state that the incident was part of a pattern of Campbell harassing union employees.
After conducting an investigation and viewing security tapes from Market Basket, however, Hickey concluded the incident never took place.
Campbell said he reviewed the Market Basket tapes with Hickey and that they clearly showed that he had no contact with any uniformed town employees.
"As far as I'm concerned, it's a witch hunt and certain people would like it to be true because they don't like me asking about overtime and proposed staff cuts," he said.
Hickey admitted that Salem is a very political town but added that he did not believe that the most recent accusation against Campbell was politically motivated.
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