Comanche County Assessor Fires Seven Office Employees

Seven people are now out of a job in Lawton.

Comanche County Assessor Richard Strickland fired seven of his office's employees on his first day in office.

Nine of the assessor's office employees filed claims with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity commission over comments they allege Strickland made December 22nd when he visited the office.

They say Strickland made inappropriate comments about women and threatened retaliation against those who had campaigned against him.

Strickland has denied those allegations.