Update -- The Issue
The issue: Medina Patrolman Garry Raymond contends he was suspended for three days in July for giving Microsoft mogul Bill Gates a speeding ticket and for citing Gates for not having a valid proof-of-insurance card. Raymond has filed a $100,000 lawsuit against the city for defamation of character and denial of due process.
What's new: Medina City Manager Joyce Papke says she made a mistake by issuing an oral-suspension notice. It should have been done in writing, Papke admits. Raymond has been paid for the three days he was suspended, but Papke notified the officer he is still under investigation for a series of allegations. -Stephen Clutter
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