Parking authority employee fired following viral social media post allegations

The Reading Parking Authority has publicly responded following a social media post over the weekend that alleged illegal activity in one of its vehicles.

The video, which was uploaded to Facebook (among others) on Sunday, May 14, 2023, depicts what appears to be two people inside a Reading Parking Authority Security car parked on a Reading street, allegedly engaging in illegal activity.

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“The RPA takes these claims very seriously, and an investigation was conducted early this morning” the organization said in a press release Monday.

Parking Authority officials say the incident involved two individuals, one Reading Parking Authority employee and one non-employee. The employee was terminated from employment immediately for failure to follow multiple company policies.

Reading Parking Authority’s existing operating procedures specify that all tickets are reviewed for accuracy by a supervisor within one business day. Following an RPA investigation, any tickets issued by the terminated employee underwent a secondary review today. One ticket was determined to be potentially unclear and was dismissed.
 
The press release also states the RPA is unable to comment further on confidential employee matters but wishes to stress this incident is isolated and does not represent the RPA workforce as a whole.

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“Behavior like this will not be tolerated, and RPA is investigating additional measures to prevent it from happening again in the future.”
 
Based on the social media post, RPA also wants to remind the public that the organization is governed by its Board of Directors and Executive Director, not Reading Mayor Eddie Moran and City Administration.

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