Last week at the regular meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, activists finally had a chance to weigh in on the county’s handling of the arrest and conviction of its human resources director, Andrew Lamberto, for soliciting an undercover law enforcement officer for an act of prostitution. Activists called for the dismissal of Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux due to his handling of the personnel matter that ultimately ended with the board having to buy Lamberto’s resignation.
Lamberto was arrested last March and notified Devereaux. He was convicted in August and again notified Devereaux. Rather than Devereaux letting the Board of Supervisors know of the arrest and conviction so that they could weigh in on the situation, Devereaux swept it under the rug.
Lamberto served as third in command of the county and often acted on behalf and spoke on behalf of the board of supervisors. The arrest was especially embarrassing to the board as they fund strong anti-human-trafficking measures in the county.
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