Mayor Nutter just called on the Philadelphia Board of Ethics to revisit the issue of its executive director, Shane Creamer, violating its rules on confidentiality of investigations. Nutter said he was "surprised" to learn from newspaper stories that the board investigated its highest-ranking employee. That investigation started last month when Creamer disclosed to the board that he had an off-the-record conversation with a reporter about an investigation that had not been completed.
Nutter said the board should have forwarded the issue to another investigatory agency, such as the city's Inspector General, for review. "I'm very concerned about what happened," he said. "I think the board needs to revisit the entire situation."
The board fined Creamer $500 for his violation, an amount Tasco called a "slap on the wrist." Nutter also voiced concern about the amount of the fine.