A Lake Stevens police officer who was involved in a civil rights lawsuit that cost the city $100,000 filed a claim against the city saying officials mishandled the lawsuit and damaged his reputation.
Steve Warbis says he has been inaccurately portrayed as a rogue cop.
City Administrator Jan Berg told The Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/1cjsStE) the city disputes the allegations and will defend itself.
The city paid the $100,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused Warbis and a fellow officer of misconduct in a June 2011 arrest. An internal investigation found that Warbis did not violate any laws.