HOUSTON — A senior official with the Harris County district attorney’s office has been disciplined for making inappropriate comments about the appearance of female prosecutors working under his supervision.

An office memo obtained by the Houston Chronicle shows Nathan Beedle, head of the misdemeanor division, was reprimanded and ordered to complete two online sexual harassment classes.

As chief of the division, Beedle oversees more than 45 prosecutors in the county’s 16 misdemeanor courts.

A county human resources official says in the memo that the female prosecutors wanted Beedle “to learn about appropriateness and boundaries in the workplace.”

The district attorney’s office in March began investigating claims made against Beedle.

He declined to comment on the findings against him.


Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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