Harrison P.D. in turmoil after cops file civil rights lawsuitPosted: Updated:
The Harrison Police Department is being torn apart by a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by four officers against the chief and the captain.
The police officers claim Chief David Hall and his top captain illegally spied on them with a hidden camera in the department?s locker room. The officers say when they reported the camera to the captain, they were passed up for promotions and put on foot patrol. Hall denies the accusations.
Hall says the camera was planted to see who was vandalizing several of the men?s lockers. Hall also claims the equipment never had working audio. However, the attorney for the police officers says that is not true. The suit alleges several crimes have been committed, including unlawful surveillance, eavesdropping and coercion. The district attorney has closed the case, but the lawsuit will go on. All four officers remain on the job.