CITY MANAGER REPORTED TO HAVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIED CITY EMPLOYEE - WRECKS HOME ACCORDING TO EX-HUSBAND
|ACCORDING TO CONFIDENTIAL SOURCES INSIDE LR CITY HALL THIS IS NOT MOORE'S FIRST TIME TO BE ACCUSED OF BEING A HOME WRECKER|
According to Johnny Ashford, his wife, Octavia Ashford divorced him after she began an affair with her boss city manager Bruce Moore. Mr. Ashford also claims that Octavia obtained positions that she was not qualified to hold because of her special relationship with Moore.
You can view Octavia's employment documents with the city of Little Rock by clicking here.
Octavia Ashford is an Accounts Payable Supervisor with the City of Little Rock Finance Department.
|OCTAVIA ASHFORD'S DRIVERS LICENSE PROVIDED BY LRPD IN AN UNRELATED FOI RESPONSE|
She obtained this position earning $57,000 a year with no college degree and little supervisory experience.
Johnny Ashford initially wanted to provide us with a recording he made of his now ex-wife admitting to her affair with Moore.
But once we sent a FOI request to the city for certain documents, our confidential inside city hall sources told us that city manager Bruce Moore ordered the IT department to delete certain emails to cover up the trail. Mr. Ashford tried to get us to not expose what Moore had done. No doubt Bruce and Octavia threatened poor Mr. Ashford or made threats about visitation with his children.
Moore refused to respond to emails asking him about the adulterous affair with a married city employee.
This was quite telling in that he quickly responded for befouled LRPD Chief Kenton Tremar Buckner when we asked for information about a report of Buckner being locked in handcuffs at this residence and having an officer respond to free him.
|MOORE DENIED BUCKNER GOT LOCKED IN HANDCUFFS|
We had to make repeated demands to the city of Little Rock to respond to our FOI request and they were not cooperative at all. No surprise there.
City of Little Rock Human Resource manager Stacey Witherell told Carpenter she had a copy of an email that Mr. Ashford sent to several city email accounts. We knew this to be the case as Johnny Ashford told us that he had sent at least two separate emails complaining about Moore's adulterous affair with his wife.
City Attorney Tom Carpenter claims he never received the email Witherell stated she would forwarded to him.
Then when pressed again Carpenter stated they did not have to provide that email and that the FOI request was closed. Hardly, we will see you in court Tommy Boy.
City Manager Bruce Moore sees no problem with having given away $10,000 of our money as a no-strings-attached bonus to two police academy graduates who left employment after a few months. He does not want to implement any stipulations about the receipt of the bonus as he says it has not been a problem so far and having stipulations might impact filling vacant position in the police department.
Add to that the fact that he can't keep it in his pants and has an affair with a married city employee is another reason for his removal from office.