Former allies go public with criticism of Kathryn Harrington

Washington County has hired an outside investigator to look into complaints about how Kathryn Harrington, chair of the county commission, has allegedly treated county employees.

KOIN 6 News has learned Washington County hired an independent investigator to look at the behavior of its top elected official, Kathryn Harrington.

The county already is paying Harrington's former chief of staff, Elizabeth Mazzara Myers, nearly $80,000 in wages and legal fees after Mazzara Myers accused Harrington of creating a toxic work environment.