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Letter to the editor: O'Brien should resign

| Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

As stated in the article “Westmoreland jail warden survives call for his job over guard’s suicide death” (Nov. 16, TribLIVE), the body of a prison guard who committed suicide was found in county Prothonotary Christina O’Brien’s yard in November. This is also the home of Westmoreland County Commissioner Gina Cerilli’s chief of staff, Donald O’Brien, who used to work at the jail as a lieutenant.

I find it extremely distasteful that Cerilli attempted to use this suicide to achieve a political objective, firing the warden, in which she failed again.

This is a very tangled web of relationships. Our county shouldn’t have to endure another years-long investigation as to what happened and why. O’Brien should do the right thing for the residents of this county, save us the embarrassment, and step down.

Mike Alfery

Hempfield

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