The former California legislative staffer who alleged that Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia cornered and groped him after the 2014 legislative softball game is appealing an Assembly investigation that did not substantiate his complaint.
A letter from an attorney for Danny Fierro says the outside lawyer hired by the Assembly did not interview several witnesses — including his boss at the time, Assemblyman Ian Calderon.
The investigator’s report did not substantiate the most severe complaints against her. But it did find that she used vulgar language around staff, used staff for personal matters, and spoke disparagingly about other Assembly members. The vulgar language is a violation of the Assembly’s sexual harassment and violence prevention policy.
Garcia returned to the Legislature last week after taking a leave of absence during the investigation.