Some of the low lights, per the UPoR::

On Aug. 27, a week after Fallon took a tour of the building being renovated, Eschert said she was called in on her day off to meet Kristi Kjeldsen, the fire department’s human resources director, and Paul Wilkinson, the chief fire investigator.

They told her someone had complained about a Facebook post she had made.

Eschert was not fired during that meeting. The three discussed the Facebook post, Eschert said, and Kjeldsen and Wilkinson asked Eschert to write a letter addressing the post.

After Eschert said she would write a response, Kjeldsen told her: “Email is a public record.”

Wilkinson then said: “Why don’t you type it at home. Print it. And let me know.”

Kjeldsen then said: “Delete it.”

“Don’t email from home,” Wilkinson said. “Print me a copy and I’ll come and get it.”

Eschert said Wilkinson later gave her his personal email address on a piece of paper.

Lovely. So the question isn’t whether the Fire Department was trying to hide something but rather what. The city should settle now, because having to explain in court why top officials were trying to evade the state’s public records law never ends well.