|Jeremy Liebbe was placed on paid leave after|
investigating a high-paid Human Resources Director
Liebbe turned his sites on Tonya Sadler Grayson, an executive director in the human resources department. Grayson is suspected of lying on her district job application by saying she had no criminal record.
Liebbe led a recent probe of a sports recruiting scandal that cost 15 district athletic employees their jobs. He was placed on paid leave as he was escorted out of his office by district police.
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A top Dallas ISD investigator who led the recent probe of a sports recruiting scandal that cost 15 district athletic employees their jobs was placed on paid leave Thursday and escorted out of his office by district police.
Jeremy Liebbe was recently promoted to manage the Professional Standards Office, a new investigative unit in DISD’s human resources department.
Dallas ISD spokesman André Riley said Liebbe was on administrative leave but declined to say why. But he said it was unrelated to the investigation last month of the athletic department.
“The placement of Jeremy Liebbe on administrative leave is not related to the termination of employees as the result of an investigation into the athletics program,” Riley stated in an email. “It is the result of actions that occurred after that event.”
Dallas attorney Peter Schulte, who is representing Liebbe, said late Thursday that his client has done nothing wrong. He said they don’t know why he is on leave but don’t believe the accusations are criminal. Schulte questioned the removal of a high-level investigator without notice or explanation.
“It’s always a little concerning when the chief investigator of the administrative side of any organization, but especially a government organization, is placed on leave without appropriate notice,” Schulte said. “Because the public has to have trust and integrity in the people who are overseeing what’s happening.”
It’s unclear how Liebbe’s sudden removal might affect the district’s cases against the athletic employees. Appeals of those firings are expected to begin in the next few weeks.
Liebbe’s office also has been investigating allegations that a high-level district administrator may have lied on a DISD job application about having a criminal history, according to two people with knowledge of the investigation.
It’s not known if the situation with the high-level administrator is tied to Liebbe’s removal. But Schulte said Liebbe would have an obligation to make sure every employee complies with district rules and policies.
“I’m just hoping that this isn’t a knee-jerk reaction to something that should never have gotten this far,” he said.
Liebbe, 35, has worked for DISD for about 10 years and won praise as a DISD police officer for uncovering the “cheese” heroin epidemic that killed several DISD students. He wrote a bulletin in March 2006 that went to national law enforcement about the deadly mixture of black tar heroin and cold medicine.
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