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May 8, 2012 8:33 AM by AP

Mamou police chief sued by ex-dispatcher

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former radio dispatcher with the Mamou Police Department has filed a federal lawsuit against the city's police chief.

Pamela Manual alleges she was arrested without a warrant in May 2011 and held in the town's jail for three days without food, running water and access to her respiratory inhaler.

The suit, filed Friday, names Chief Greg Dupuis, Detective Marie Potter and the town of Mamou as defendants.

The suit says Manual participated in an investigation that resulted in Dupuis' removal from office.

Dupuis was convicted of malfeasance for improper record-keeping. He later had the felony conviction expunged from his record and his conviction dismissed, which allowed him to run and be re-elected to office in 2004.

Dupuis tells The Advocate he has not been served with the suit.

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