No donuts for Rhonda
Former parking enforcement officer Rhonda Ramey had sued the city, Hubbard, and Chief Miller on the grounds that her termination in January 2001 had been based on retaliatory motives for a harassment claim she had filed against her supervisors in late 1999.
Chief Miller testified that he fired Ramey for misappropriating two Volkswagen vehicles that she later converted to her own use, and for giving additional vehicles and extra business to a tow company operator named Kevin Shook. Miller said Ramey gave Shook a Mercedes Benz sedan and a Toyota van without properly processing the vehicles, which Shook subsequently sold for a profit. Official DMV documents associated with the Mercedes transaction had been forged, according to testimony in the trial.