City manager is suspended after video of him masturbating on a couch is sent to employees of the Kansas town he oversaw

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  • A video of Shawnee City Council manager, Doug Gerber, masturbating was anonymously sent to unit complete a period ago 
  • The anonymous sender of nan video told a news outlet they 'do not hesitate to expose group progressive successful un-Catholic practices'
  • Council members person released a associated connection asking for an investigation

By Ishita Srivastava For Dailymail.Com

Published: 00:31 EDT, 3 November 2023 | Updated: 00:36 EDT, 3 November 2023

A Kansas metropolis assembly worker has been sent connected administrative time off aft his colleagues received a video of him masturbating. 

The lewd footage of Doug Gerber, nan Shawnee City Council manager, was sent anonymously to assembly workers successful an email pinch nan taxable line: 'MOST IMPORTANT'. 

Gerber did not personally nonstop nan video to his co-workers and his metropolis machine strategy was not utilized to administer nan broadcast. 

It is understood nan video was shared by a third-party sender from a backstage Gmail address. 

One of nan council's IT labor advised unit nan sender had been blocked and that this was 'just a disturbed individual trying to origin issues pinch nan city'. 

Gerber declined to remark connected nan incident and said: 'I deliberation it’s not successful nan city’s champion liking correct now to comment.'

A video of Shawnee City Council manager, Doug Gerber masturbating was anonymously sent to metropolis unit complete a period ago

The video appears to person been shot by Gerber unsocial connected a couch. 

It is not known erstwhile aliases wherever nan video was taken, aliases who nan video was intended for. 

The anonymous sender besides emailed The Kansas City Star: 'We don’t hesitate to expose group progressive successful these dubious and un-Catholic practices.'

While nan video reached inboxes complete a period ago, nary of nan metropolis unit told assembly members of its existence. 

Council members Eric Jenkins and Angela Stiens said they did not person nan email. 

Jenkins claimed that he had not heard thing astir nan video till a newsman reached retired to him for a remark while Stiens said she has ne'er seen nan video.  

'That was nan first I heard of it. That wasn’t good. Nobody felt for illustration they should measurement up and show nan governing body,' he said.

'I find it incredulous that cipher told nan City Council. We’ve sewage an HR director, 2 adjunct metropolis managers, section heads, nan metropolis manager. I mean cipher would fuss to show nan elected representatives this is percolating down present astatine City Hall?

'Ethically, it was surely nan work of nan metropolis head to counsel america that this email did beryllium astatine City Hall and pinch nan staff. He really needed to show us.'

The anonymous sender of nan video emailed The Kansas City Star: 'We don’t hesitate to expose group progressive successful these dubious and un-Catholic practices' 

The video reached inboxes complete a period ago, but nary of nan metropolis unit told assembly members of its existence 

Stiens said: 'I’ve ne'er seen it. I don’t cognize thing astir it. From my understanding, [most metropolis employees] didn’t moreover cognize astir it, arsenic well. They recovered retired astir it nan aforesaid measurement we did — done nan Kansas City Star.'

Reportedly, assembly members and nan politician of nan metropolis only came to cognize of nan beingness of nan video aft The Kansas City Star filed a Kansas Open Records Act petition of each nan emails related to nan incident. 

After assembly members learned of its existence, an emergency gathering was held wherever it was decided to nonstop Gerber connected administrative leave. 

The assembly is now looking for an interim metropolis head and three metropolis assembly candidates issued a associated connection calling for an investigation into Gerber’s actions. 


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