According to court documents, Cook has argued that food inspector Elizabeth Garlick planted a slug in his commercial kitchen and that, along with council employee Leanne Johnson, acted maliciously and recklessly to sabotage the business and shut it down. He also claimed they doctored photos to cover their tracks.
The Health Department says it is not liable for the actions of Garlick or Johnson, who are not department employees.
The closure of the business in 2019 sparked a public political and…
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