Ypsi: Trial

A federal jury in the trial against Washtenaw County commissioner Ronnie Peterson ruled that he let an employee sexually harass seven women in rental properties he owns in Ypsilanti. According to a Detroit News report, the jury awarded the women $115,000 in damages. Peterson, who is secretary-treasurer of the Huron Valley Central Labor Council, has denied that he knew about the harrassment. The Democrat won his primary election on Tuesday for another term on the county board, and will face Republican David Raaflaub in November. [Source]