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Report: Bristol Mayor Guilty of Misconduct

Report: Bristol Mayor Guilty of Misconduct

Mayor Ken Cockayne circulated compromising photos of council member Jodi-Zils Gagne after her husband gave a political rival airtime on his small Internet radio station, a new investigative report concludes.

Cockayne then tried to thwart a city investigation after Zils-Gagne complained to the personnel director of sexual harassment, and later threatened in a text message to Zils-Gagne’s husband that “you and Jodi will pay,” according to the city-commissioned report by an independent attorney.

On Thursday afternoon, Cockayne’s attorney put out a statement denying the accusations and attacking the report as biased, inaccurate and stemming from “political...