Jun 21, 2011 10:35 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Officer who testified in Glover trial sues NOPD

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A police detective who testified against fellow officers in the case in which a man was shot and his body burned, is suing the New Orleans Police Department and members of its internal affairs unit for allegedly violating his civil rights.
The Times-Picayune reports former Sgt. Ronald Ruiz claims in a lawsuit filed last week in state court that members of the NOPD's Public Integrity Bureau illegally stopped and questioned him late last year.
Ruiz is seeking unspecified damages from the defendants.
A spokesman for the police department said the city has not been severed with the lawsuit.
Three former NOPD officers were convicted in December of having roles in the post-Hurricane Katrina police shooting of Henry Glover, the burning of his body and a subsequent police cover-up.


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