City Hall: The Council’s War With Tearman Spencer
City Hall

The Council’s War With Tearman Spencer

Lots of grumbling, but City Attorney scores wins in two of three battles Tuesday.

City Hall: Council Blasts Extra Cost For Morales’ Lawsuit
City Hall

Council Blasts Extra Cost For Morales’ Lawsuit

City Attorney Spencer knew outside counsel handling case exceeded authorized cost.

City Hall: Council, Mayor At Odds Over City Attorney
City Hall

Council, Mayor At Odds Over City Attorney

Council wants to hire its own attorney. City Attorney oppose this and Barrett vetoes proposal.

City Attorney New Hire Worked For Anti-Muslim Group

City Attorney New Hire Worked For Anti-Muslim Group

Muslim advocacy group calls on Spencer to fire new assistant city attorney.

City Hall: Tearman Spencer Adds Media To List Of Those Inhibiting Him
City Hall

Tearman Spencer Adds Media To List Of Those Inhibiting Him

Conditions at City Attorney's office would improve if media quit "erroneously" reporting on them says City Attorney.

City Hall: Milwaukee Will Comply With Subpoenas, But City Attorney Won’t Say How
City Hall

Milwaukee Will Comply With Subpoenas, But City Attorney Won’t Say How

Spencer big on promises, but short on details.

City Hall: Latest City Attorney Controversy Causes Council Infighting
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Latest City Attorney Controversy Causes Council Infighting

Dodd vs Zamarripa is an extension of Tearman Spencer vs City Hall

City Hall: City Attorney Accused of Politically-Motivated, Retaliatory Staff Directive
City Hall

City Attorney Accused of Politically-Motivated, Retaliatory Staff Directive

Latest issue causes public infighting amongst Common Council.

City Hall: Turmoil, Toxic Work Environment at City Attorney’s Office
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Turmoil, Toxic Work Environment at City Attorney’s Office

Resignation forms cite ethical violations, poor treatment of women & more by Tearman Spencer.

City Hall: Council Ends City Attorney’s Review Power
City Hall

Council Ends City Attorney’s Review Power

Unanimous vote strips Spencer's ability to halt contracts and overrides Barrett veto.

City Hall: New Ordinance Could Remove Elected Officials
City Hall

New Ordinance Could Remove Elected Officials

For undefined 'inefficiency' or 'neglect of duty.' Alders slam the proposal.

City Hall: Ethics Board Must Hire Outside Counsel. Why?
City Hall

Ethics Board Must Hire Outside Counsel. Why?

Confidential opinion involves City Attorney. Bauman thinks he's solved the mystery.

City Hall: City Could Spend $100,000 To Argue Over $100,000
City Hall

City Could Spend $100,000 To Argue Over $100,000

Fight between City Attorney Tearman Spencer and Common Council getting worse.

Op Ed: Push To Change City Attorney Office Resisted
Op Ed

Push To Change City Attorney Office Resisted

'I have been forced to defend myself against specious personnel complaints.'

City Hall: Council Wants New Harassment Policy
City Hall

Council Wants New Harassment Policy

In wake of report chastising city attorney, council unanimously votes to create policy for elected officials.

Tearman Spencer Vs. City Hall

Tearman Spencer Vs. City Hall

New City Attorney is quite public with his frustrations with those he is tasked with representing.

City Hall: Spencer’s Conduct Could Spur New City Harassment Law
City Hall

Spencer’s Conduct Could Spur New City Harassment Law

Six employees accuse City Attorney but report finds city law doesn't cover elected officials.

City Hall: Attorney Didn’t Want Inspector General Report Made Public
City Hall

Attorney Didn’t Want Inspector General Report Made Public

Publication threatens the city's defense in Morales case argues Spencer.

City Hall: City Attorney Issues Confidential Opinion Regarding Morales Demotion
City Hall

City Attorney Issues Confidential Opinion Regarding Morales Demotion

Attorney has previously said commission denied Morales his due process rights.