DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A Houston County judge has upheld the decision from the City of Dothan to fire Stephanie Wingfield.

Late last month, Wingfield and her attorney appealed her termination from the city, giving their arguments as to why she was wrongfully terminated from her position as the former head of the Dothan feeding program.

The court finds that the Personnel Board’s decision in this matter was supported by
substantial evidence and further finds that the plaintiff Stephanie Wingfield was properly afforded due process throughout the termination proceedings at the City of Dothan.

Judge Butch Binford, Houston County Circuit Judge

Her attorney feels that the city is just protecting its own and that Wingfield was being used as a scapegoat and that the city, in essence, fabricated a reason to fire her.

However, the City of Dothan says she was fired due to costing the city money, negligence in doing her job, deliberate falsification of documents, and misrepresentation to her employers.

On Friday, a Houston County Court upheld that decision for the firing of Wingfield.