Senior Scottsdale prosecutor retires amid HR review

An outside view of the Scottsdale City Court building at 3700 N. 75th St. (File photo)

Scottsdale City Prosecutor, Caron Close, has reportedly retired after 21 years of employment following a human resources review.

The City of Scottsdale says after concerns were addressed to the human resources department about Ms. Close’s leadership and management style, a thorough review was conducted.

“At the conclusion of this review, City Attorney Bruce Washburn had a meeting with Caron Close to discuss the results,” City Spokesperson Kelly Corsette said in an emailed statement. “At that time, she chose to retire from the city after 21 years of service. Ms. Close is currently on leave and will retire effective March 18, 2019.”

Mr. Corsette says there is no truth to the assertion that Ms. Close was escorted from the building by local police.

In a message to employees, Mr. Washburn expressed his appreciation for her service:

“During her 21 years with the city, Caron provided tremendous value to the citizens of Scottsdale. I wish nothing but the best for her in whatever she chooses to do next.”

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