PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) — Last thirty day period, Pueblo Metropolis Councilwoman Lori Winner filed a police report in opposition to Town Attorney Dan Kogovsek. The motion stems from a verbal altercation among Kogovsek and Winner all through an govt session assembly on October 28.
In the course of the govt session conference discussing an ethics complaint in opposition to Mayor Nick Gradisar, Winner alleges Kogovsek “hovered over me, shook his finger 6 inches from my facial area, voice raised in a threatening method, verbalizing anger and displaying actual physical indicators of anger,” the law enforcement report states.
Winner was questioning the mayor’s attorneys attendance through the executive session conference. She felt Gardisar and Kogovsek should really not have been current when an ethics criticism against him was staying mentioned.
“I questioned if Dan should really be current since he is the Mayors legal professional and there could be a conflict of curiosity,” Winner said. “I genuinely considered he could possibly hit me. I felt very threatened, so I turned all-around and I sort of put my palms up and I questioned the relaxation of council, I reported what is likely on here? Dan continued to rant and he walked around and sat across from me and then Mark Aliff intervened.”
Previous Town Councilman Mark Aliff wrote a witness letter that has because been extra to the HR criticism filed by Winner against Kogovsek. In that letter, Aliff states, “Mr. Kogovsek was quite intense and scary in his posture and his steps and induced me to have issue for the protection of councilor Winner. Ultimately, Mr. Kogovsek retreated and sat straight across from councilor Winner at the table but ongoing to verbally assault her thoughts.”
Pueblo Law enforcement investigated the report and found that no criminal steps really should be taken towards Kogovsek.
Winner states she was entirely quiet throughout the full general public meeting on October 28. The govt session assembly followed.
“I felt that bodily violence was on the cusp. I consider if Dan experienced taken care of any of the men on council in this method, there may possibly have been an altercation, consequently, significantly less harmful for Dan to acquire out his anger on a lady,” Winner claimed in the police report.
Winner informed KRDO she needs an investigation begun into Kogovsek’s steps. She promises her HR criticism has not been appropriately handled by the Town or the Mayor’s office.
“Dan is a direct report to the Mayor and the head of HR has to have authorization from the Mayor for any variety of investigation and he has refused to open up an investigation on this,” Winner stated.
KRDO achieved out to the two Mayor Gradisar and Kogovsek. In accordance to a spokesperson, the two declined to be interviewed. As an alternative, Gradisar issued this statement: “The Pueblo Police Department investigated this report and located no legal exercise.”