NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) _ A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former New London police officer who said he was forced to resign after being accused of planting drugs at an arrest scene.
Roger Newton was placed on administrative leave in 2012 after Lance Goode said he planted drugs.
Newton sued the city, mayor and police chief, claiming his 2012 resignation was the result of pressure.
The Day of New London reports that U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill dismissed Newton’s suit on Nov. 14. He gave him 30 days to file an amended complaint on several claims.
The city recently agreed to pay Goode $50,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit. Goode accused police of using excessive force and falsely arresting him in April 2010 and planting drugs on him.
Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com
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