An altercation that occurred after a Town of Parker council meeting has led to a court injunction and potential charges.
Tiffany Dunlap told Parker Live she was involved in an altercation with Vice Mayor Christine Boatwright, who Dunlap claims followed her to her car after the meeting.
“Her husband was parked behind me,” Dunlap said. “There were words exchanged. She was telling me she understands how I feel. I told her, ‘You have no idea how I feel.'”
Dunlap’s husband Scott was formerly an officer with the Parker Police Department. His employment ended several years ago when Chief Rodney Mendoza reportedly initiated disciplinary procedures against him and some other employees for breaches of ethics codes, something Mendoza himself now faces.
Dunlap said she blamed Boatwright and other Town council members for what happened and that Boatwright knew this and had started the interaction with her after the meeting.
“Why didn’t she just get in her car?” Dunlap said. “She was pointing her finger in my face and yelling.”
The altercation reportedly escalated when Scott intervened. Boatwright forcefully grabbed his arm during the incident, according to Dunlap. Officer Maria Torres was on the scene to record what happened.
“She is being charged with disordely conduct,” Dunlap says.
Boatwright also sought legal remedy in the aftermath of the episode. Dunlap says she was served with an injunction against harassment filed by Boatwright and signed by a judge.
Chief Mendoza was placed on administrative leave earlier the same evening as an investigation into allegations of harassment is conducted to determine whether there was any wrongdoing. Mendoza fought an injunction granted against him and won, resulting in the injunction being dismissed.