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

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Listen Live