Lawyer for fired Metro RTA leader questions whether race was a factor in termination. Reported by Doug Livingston. After 129 days on paid leave and a failure to reach a mutual separation agreement, the leader of Summit County’s public busing agency has been let go.

The Metro RTA board voted Friday to fire embattled Executive Director Richard Enty following an investigation into ethics and harassment complaints leveled against him. He had two years left on a three-year contract. Acting Director Angela Neeley, who is director of finance, will remain at the helm until the board decides how to proceed, likely next week.

Enty’s attorney, Ed Gilbert, said he didn’t have a chance to immediately review the ruling, though he suspects race and a power struggle were factors.