Allegations of harassment were leveled against the Parker Police Chief earlier this month by the wife of a Parker police officer.
Lorrie Thompson, an employee at Parker Funeral Home, filed for an injunction against Chief Rodney Mendoza for harassment and was granted the injunction in Lake Havasu City Justice Court by Judge Jill Davis on July 8th.
The town council held an executive session Wednesday evening, July 31st, for a “consultation with the Town’s attorney(s) for legal advice …. with respect to the employment contract regarding the job performance and evaluation of the Chief of Police.”
What happens in an executive session is confidential, but Town Manager Lori Wedemeyer said the council would be receiving legal advice on the situation and how the Town’s position is affected.
Reportedly Mendoza is at work Thursday as normal.
Parker Live has also received reports that the Arizona Department of Public Safety will be conducting an investigation into any wrongdoing.
Thompson claims she has evidence to back up her accusations, saying, “I have verifiable proof of all the events described in my complaint to the Town of Parker that occurred from May 2013 to July 1, 2013. Due to the nature of the harassment, prior to May, I didn’t save anything. It was too upsetting.”
The Town of Parker made no public comment after the executive session with its attorney this week.