(DODGE CITY, Kan.) — A former Dodge City police officer claims he was wrongfully terminated, and is now suing the city of Dodge City.
According to a statement from Dodge City City Manager Ken Strobel the officer was fired for "behavior unbecoming a police officer".
In the statement, Strobel says the officer was already on a disciplinary probation when he made threatening statements to an ex-spouse. In the statement he says the officer told his ex-spouse "I could come there (the business) right now and solve all my problems". The City Manager says those statements led the business to go on lockdown.
The officer is claiming wrongful termination and is asking to be reinstated with full back pay. The city says it will defend the litigation, but the city manager says he cannot comment further on details of the case since it is current open.