St. Louis County councilman calls for release of records into health director investigation

Missouri

CLAYTON, Mo – A motion on sharing the findings from an investigation into St. Louis Acting Public Health Director, Dr. Faisal Kahn, was put on hold Tuesday night by the St. Louis County Council.

St. Louis County Councilman Tim Fitch wants the council to vote to open all records pertaining to an internal investigation of the acting health director.

Back in late July, Dr. Khan admitted he raised his middle finger to someone who he says attacked him and called him racial slurs outside the council chambers.

Dr. Khan made the comments in a shocking letter that he sent to the county council chairperson.

Since then the investigation has not been shared.

“If the investigation showed that Mr. Khan’s claims of racist comments and assault were true, you could be 100% certain the report would have been released,” Fitch said.

“Intelligent people can surmise that the investigation failed to support claims so clearly it’s a case of misconduct.”

Since then, County Executive Sam Page said that the investigation into the meeting and what happened to Khan is ongoing.

“This is a personnel matter. We won’t be opening personnel files of any employees,” according to a statement from the county executive’s chief communications officer.

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