Ex-officer wins $750K in suit against Roseburg

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Associated Press

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 4 at 10:22 AM

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded a former sergeant $750,000 in a lawsuit over his departure from the Roseburg police force.

The Roseburg News-Review reports (http://bit.ly/Y4m7Rq ) that Gregrey Fetsch argued the city didn't give him a chance to clear his name before forcing him to quit and then made public the results of an internal investigation into his conduct.

The investigation cleared him of wrongdoing but concluded he'd been dishonest during the investigation.

A state board has declined to revoke Fetsch's law enforcement license, and its advisers said Fetsch was honest during its investigation.

Fetsch said in a statement after the verdict Thursday he hopes to return to law enforcement work in Oregon.

The city and its insurer are considering whether to appeal.

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Information from: The News-Review, http://www.nrtoday.com

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