Wentzville police chief sues city, mayor for alleged harassment

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 15 at 8:20 PM

WENTZVILLE, Mo.—The Wentzville police chief has filed a lawsuit accusing city officials of harassing her.

Wentzville Police Chief Lisa Harrison is suing Mayor Nick Guccione, two alderwomen and St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar.

According to the 57-page complaint filed Friday in St. Charles Circuit Court, city officials and Lohmar conducted a “gender-based harassment campaign” to discredit her. The lawsuit seeks attorneys’ fees and unspecified financial damages.

Lohmar told News 4 on Monday he was shocked when he first learned of the lawsuit.

“I am one of nine parties named in this suit, and I can only assume that she’s added me as a party because she’s angry that my office refused file criminal charges on a case in which (Harrison) herself had a very personal interest, even though no crime occurred. She is clearly abusing the legal system,” he said.

Lohmar said despite the lawsuit, his office would continue to work with Harrison’s department.

 

 

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