A former Glasgow Police Department officer who filed a lawsuit against the city and two former interim chiefs of police has had his lawsuit dismissed in federal court.
In a ruling released Thursday, Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, of the United States District Court of the Western District of Kentucky at Bowling Green, dismissed all claims made by Larry Dale Martin against the city of Glasgow, Mayor Rhonda Trautman, GPD Lt. Col. James Duff and retired Lt. Col. Kent Keen.
Martin filed suit against the city and the former co-chiefs in May 2011. He was seeking damages and a reversal of his termination from the GPD for what he claimed were due process violations under the 14th Amendment; “arbitrary and malicious abuse of power” by Trautman, Duff and Keen; official misconduct; negligent supervision by Trautman; and two counts of libel by all parties.
The former officer, who had worked at the GPD since September 2006, was terminated after being accused of striking a man who was put under arrest at the Barren County Courthouse. Martin’s actions were witnessed by other law enforcement officials, according to court documents.
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