Troopergate Continues to Follow Palin

Police union's ethics complaint alleges gov. broke confidentiality
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2008 4:31 PM CDT
Sarah Palin, and her husband, Todd, are seen on stage after presidential nominee John McCain's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., last night.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Alaska’s Public Safety Employees Association has filed a complaint against Gov. Sarah Palin, charging she disclosed confidential information about state trooper Mike Wooten in attempts to get him fired, the Anchorage Daily News reports. The union says a Palin aide cited confidential information about Wooten—involved in thorny divorce proceedings with the governor’s sister—in a call to a superior officer.

Frank Bailey was trying to get Wooten fired, and mentioned in the February call he might have lied on his application and made a false worker’s compensation claim—information Bailey shouldn’t have had access to. Bailey said he learned the information from Palin’s husband, Todd. Sarah Palin is also under investigation for dismissing a cabinet official who refused to fire Wooten.