Fired Asst. Attorney General Had Previous Warning

DETROIT (WWJ) Documents say a former assistant state attorney general who was fired after being accused of harassing the gay Student Assembly president at the University of Michigan was previously warned about using state resources for anti-gay attacks on politicians.

Press secretary John Sellek spoke with WWJ about the story stating many ask if Shirvell is still employed by the Attorney General’s office, “He remains fired.” Sellek stated. “He (Shirvell) has filed a grievance with the state civil service and that is ongoing. There has not been a final answer put out on that yet.”

AnnArbor.com obtained a report compiled by the Attorney General’s office saying Andrew Shirvell was warned last February after sending an e-mail to a former state representative and others that included a gay slur.

The warning came two months before Shirvell started a blog that criticized Chris Armstrong as a racist with a “radical homosexual agenda.”

“Misusing state resources was the rational for the firing and his conduct was unbecoming for a state employee-due to his harassment activities, he was going on Facebook during working hours and making the posts.” Sellek said about Shirvell’s firing.

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