Second member of Hillview Police department joins whistle-blower lawsuit
HILLVIEW, Ky. (WDRB) -- A second member of the Hillview Police department is suing the city, the police chief, and a supervisor, claiming mistreatment after reporting alleged wrongdoings.
Detective Danny Cook is joining the whistle-blower lawsuit already filed by officer Scott Barrow.
The two men claim they are being punished for working with investigators surrounding alleged wrongdoing by Chief Glen Caple and Major Kenneth Straughn.
Caple allegedly moved evidence of a mobile meth lab from Mayor Jim Eaden's home to an adjacent property.
Since cooperating with the Bullitt County Sheriff's office and FBI, the two men say they are being reprimanded.
"During these retaliatory actions against the officers, so far they have left Scott alone since the suspension they gave him a while back, but the very drastic action against Danny Cook, all happening solely after it becoming apparent they were witnesses in this prosecution against the chief," attorney David Leightty said.
Detective Danny Cook is expected to have a civil service hearing in November for termination.
Hillview City Attorney Mark Edison declined to comment.
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