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The Perils and Land Mines of Municipal Investigations

External Investigators |  Internal Investigators |  Public Sector
Kirsten J. Crawford |  Anna Itenberg
1 Hour, 1 Minute
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Feb 06, 2020
Never expires.


This session will cover the legal framework governing municipal employment complaints and investigations, including the complexities of confidentiality in the context of open meetings and open records laws. The speakers will discuss scaling the process to fit the jurisdiction and special issues with elected officials, city councils and boards and commissions. This webinar will also provide tools for working with elected officials and offers some ideas on how to remediate, mitigate and prevent problems in a setting where the respondent in the investigation is not subject to disciplinary process or removal from office.


DisclaimerThe contents of this webinar and the positions taken are those of the presenter only, may be time sensitive, and are not warranted, endorsed or otherwise recommended by AWI and are not intended to provide legal advice. 




Kirsten J. Crawford's Profile

Kirsten J. Crawford

CAO Assistant City Attorney Specialist

City of Denver

Kirsten J. Crawford has been with the City of Denver since May 2013, first serving as an assistant city attorney for the Denver International Airport and presently as the senior legal advisor to the Denver City Council.  Ms. Crawford received her J.D. from the University of Denver in 1999, after which she served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Raymond D. Jones, Colorado Court of Appeals.  Prior to joining the City of Denver, Ms. Crawford was the City Attorney for the City of Littleton where she was the chief legal officer to the elected officials.  

Anna Itenberg's Profile

Anna Itenberg

Karp Neu Hanlon

Anna Itenberg has been an attorney with Karp Neu Hanlon in Glenwood Springs, Colorado since 2001.  Ms. Itenberg serves as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Glenwood Springs and provides legal counsel in employment matters to several other municipalities and private employers on the Western Slope.  Ms. Itenberg’s employment practice includes performing workplace investigations, drafting employment agreements and personnel policies, advising on hiring, firing and disciplinary action, and representing clients in EEOC and CCRD investigations and other administrative proceedings.