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Former Washington State Patrol trooper sues over firing

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A former trooper in Spokane is suing the Washington State Patrol, claiming the agency wrongfully fired him over a brain tumor that affected his abilities. A former trooper in Spokane is suing the Washington State Patrol, claiming the agency wrongfully fired him over a brain tumor that affected his abilities.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

A former trooper in Spokane is suing the Washington State Patrol, claiming the agency wrongfully fired him over a brain tumor that affected his abilities.
    
Doctors discovered the tumor on Michael Alm's brain after he had a seizure on the job in 2000. The WSP fired him 14 years later, claiming he lied about his score on a shooting test.
    
The Spokesman-Review reports that the lawsuit was filed this month in federal court in Spokane.
    
It contends the State Patrol created a hostile work environment. It also accuses the WSP of firing Alm because of his disability, when it should have returned him to a desk job.
    
Alm is seeking an undetermined amount in damages.
    
A State Patrol spokesman says the agency would not comment on pending litigation.

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