SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A Springfield police lieutenant filed an intent to sue the city and the Springfield Police Department, alleging corruption and retaliation.
Lt. Scott McKee has been on leave from the Springfield Police Department since January. An independent investigation is underway into allegations McKee was untruthful during an arbitration hearing for Springfield Officer Ryan Stone.
In a tort claim filed with the city on June 3, McKee claims a hidden camera in his office caught two officers, including the president of the Springfield Police Association, sneaking into his office.
McKee also claims leaders at the union are pressuring Chief Richard Lewis to look the other way on a number of issues. Something Lewis denies.
"I have total confidence in the trustworthiness of the police department, and things are handled in a proper, efficient manner," Lewis said.
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