Dick Gammick weighs in on Martinez's dismissal

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Updated: 7/29 1:51 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Washoe County School board is meeting today, but they won't be talking about the dismissal of former school superintendent Pedro Martinez.

The board has postponed a discussion of Martinez's dismissal after he filed a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and asked a judge to block the panel from discussing the matter in violation of open-meeting laws. The school district issued a statement last Tuesday announcing Martinez had been "relieved of his duties" effective immediately, then clarified a day later he had been placed on paid administrative leave.

Martinez claims he was fired after an illegal, private meeting of six of the seven board members who accused him of lying about his credentials. The Nevada Attorney General's Office confirmed it is investigating but has declined further comment.

Meanwhile, during a taping of Nevada Newsmakers, Washoe County District Attorney Dick Gammick weighed in on the controversial dismissal of Pedro Martinez. Gammick said it came as a shock, especially after Martinez got a positive review from the board back in June.

"Nothing came up that there were any problems. The only thing I'm aware of between then and now is the Mike Mieras firing -- and the school board already said that had nothing to do with their decision, so I think I'm along with a lot of people sitting here scratching our heads saying, 'Well then, what the hell happened,'" Gammick said.
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sierra11 - 7/30/2014 5:24 PM
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@freedomrings, thank's for the intel.....hard to keep track of everything going on. I trust your judgement.

rcsrno - 7/30/2014 4:21 PM
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Too many big shots have said something about Pedro. WCSD is run like a business and it can fire any employee for any reason. Why didn't this many people upport the WCSD head of police? If Pedro wins this, there will be no living with him. Time to kicj him out and start over...

freedomrings - 7/30/2014 2:05 PM
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@Sierra Gammick is the biggest redneck in Reno. How could you possibly support this slacker. All he does is jump in on high profile cases to make himself look good, especially at election time. The taxpayers have to pay for extra asst. DA's because he's too busy playing movie star on Nevada news makers. He makes idiotic statements all the time, specifically the Brianna case, that was better than sex, not appropriate. Totally ruins the life of an 18yr.old girl because she smoked a little bit of pot,which is about to become legal, whether he likes it or not. And now, once again, he's sticking his nose where it don't belong and running his mouth because election time is nearing and he thinks he's picking the favorite with Pedro. Three people who have done nothing but hurt this city for over 15yrs. is DA Gammick, Mayor Cashell, and the dbl.dipper Chief Pitts. All 3 need to go asap.

sierra11 - 7/29/2014 8:23 PM
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I don't give a damn what anyone thinks or say's anymore. One thing is Quite clear, Washoe County needs Mr. Gammick! Hopefully someone will step up and take his place when the time comes. We could all use a man like Mr.Gammick for President in 2016. That may be a far cry, but god damn it this Man has stood his ground and covered the Constitution to the letter for many years! Oh ya, there are some cry babies out there that will disagree. When it comes to the Safety of the Citizens and their rights.................This Man has always been there!

fastd - 7/29/2014 3:24 PM
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Next we'll hear some crazy theory that someone with access to all the latest patriot act surveillance information had a talk with the board about things that might have to be made public and how that would really be a shame.I mean it's not like several members were active in committees and the city council when the open meeting law was being debated,before being written in to law.

Kramer - 7/29/2014 3:00 PM
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what about the Comments on here that were railing against a Southern-NV style P.M. supposedly had, with thinly veiled racist rants as well? Thus, maybe a response to a blogger 'insurgency' -with D.A. hungry for renewed political power?

local veteran - 7/29/2014 1:41 PM
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Well, what changed in just a month or so? Someone or some people had it out for Martinez it seems. a positive review back in June? Noe fired under questionable circumstances... an old saying goes, when something stinks, poop is usually nearby. the board might have to be fired for conduct unbecoming(military term) or mis-conduct (civilian term)
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