Challenger says she was fired after telling Brierre she was running against himStaff Report | June 13,2014Rosemary Kennedy announced her bid for Rutland County state's attorney today with a promise to improve the county prosecutor's office and the disclosure that her boss, incumbent State's Attorney Marc Brierre, fired her Thursday when he learned that she was seeking his job.
Kennedy, the most junior member of the Rutland prosecutor's office, received a standing ovation from Rutland City officials and police officers who attended her campaign announcement inside Rutland City Hall at noon.
A former Chittenden County prosecutor as well, Kennedy said she was invested in Rutland County and in the city where she lives and believed the state's attorney's office needed to do a better job of handling cases involving child abuse and holding participants in the county's drug court system accountable.
She also alluded to the recent aquittal of a woman charged with attempted murder of a city police officer by saying that the prosecutor's office needed to come to court ready to win cases in which law enforcement officers have been assaulted. Brierre handled the unsuccessful prosecution in the recent trial.
After the announcement, Kennedy said in an interview that Brierre told her to clean out her desk when she informed him that she had filed a petition to run for his office. Brierre could not be reached immediately for comment.MORE IN This Just In
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: On Jan. 31, 2002, Berkshire Armored Car Co. in Rutland's Howe Center was robbed of $1.9 million. Brent Curtis reports some of the surprising details he found in 10 years of FBI investigation files in a 5-part Herald series.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 1835, deranged house painter attempts to kill Pres. Andrew Jackson; in 1969, Beatles play last live public performance on roof of Apple Corps building, London; in 1935, poet Richard Brautigan born in Tacoma, Washington.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Maple syrup standards revised to match international standards; city must decide how best to use $300K in leftover sewer project money; Bryanna Allen reports on funding proposal for solar projects; local agency gets HUD money.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1393, quick thinking teen girl saves King Charles IV of France from burning alive at masquerade ball; in 1760, Vermont town of Pownal created by N.H. Gov. Benning Wentworth; Canuplin, Filipino movie star, born.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day, 1700, Cascadia Earthquake, Magnitude 9 plus, strikes West Coast with tsunami effects felt as far away as Japan; in 1885, troops loyal to Sudanese Mohammad Ahmad conquer Khartoum; in 1992, Boris Yeltsin untargets U.S.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 971 AD, Southern Han war elephant corps defeated by Song Dynasty troops bowmen; in 1870, Montana, Marias massacre, U.S. kills 173 Native Americans; in 1941, Charles Lindbergh recommends neutrality pact with Nazis.