City Responds To Nampa Police Lawsuit - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

City Responds To Nampa Police Lawsuit

NAMPA, Idaho - City officials in Nampa is defending their practice for handling complaints in the wake of a federal lawsuit filed by three police officers who claim they were retaliated
against after raising concerns about public safety and waste of taxpayer funds.

In a statement Friday, they city said an investigation is conducted with both internal and outside agencies when such complaints are made. City officials declined to comment further, saying they didn't intend to try their case in the press.

The officers, who worked in the Internal Affairs division, claim they reported wrongdoing and policy violations to police administrators to no avail. They eventually went to city officials and claim police chief Bill Augsburger then took retaliatory action, giving them negative performance reviews and downgrading police vehicles.

      
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