Costa Mesa Hiring Former Secret Service Agent to Conduct Second Investigation of City Employee Suicide
Either officials from Costa Mesa are really concerned with determining what exactly happened in the final hours and moments of Huy Pham's life before he seemed to have jumped from the roof of city hall or they're just protecting their own interests in the possibility that a lawsuit is filed. The motive for the second investigation is unclear, but what is known is that the city isn't skimping on quality, hiring a former Secret Service agent to come in and handle the job, according to the OC Register.
Pham's death triggered a media hailstorm, with outlets throughout the southland suddenly finding the city's outsourcing plan exponentially more interesting. The death also struck an increasingly more sensitive emotional chord with residents, which only further splintered the relationship with the city council which had decided to initiate the outsourcing. (It didn't help thatMayor Gary Monahan
appeared more interested inSt. Patrick's Day revelry
than tending to a city in mourning.)
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