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Adam Schneider, 40. (Floyd County Jail booking photo)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A New Albany police officer is facing a lawsuit after he was accused of planting drugs on a suspect.

Adam Schneider was already facing criminal charges in both Floyd and Clark counties. In a notice of tort filing, he is accused of planting drugs on a suspect.

According to court documents, Schneider found the drugs on a confidential informant, took them from her and planted them on Shane Clark.

"Most people like to think they're out there to protect them and help them," said attorney Bert Betteau, who is representing Clark. "If you're involved in a situation where that's taken away and all of a sudden you're helpless."

The police department has 90 days to respond prior to the lawsuit being filed. The city doesn't comment on pending litigation.  

The man spent almost two weeks in jail, but the charges were later dismissed. The lawsuit is seeking $700,000.

Schneider remains on unpaid suspension from the New Albany Police Department. He was arrested in June on charges of voyeurism. Investigators said he used his smartphone to record video of women changing in a dressing room at his Memphis, Indiana, home. Police said those women were unaware that the video was being recorded.

Days later, he was charged with Official Misconduct and Obstruction of Justice. The Floyd County Prosecutor's Office pursued the charge after a woman told investigators she had been involved in a sexual relationship with Schneider while she was acting as a confidential informant in criminal cases.

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