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Detective claims conspiracy to wreck his career

An Henrico County police officer is suing his bosses and the Commonwealth’s Attorney over his demotion at the police department.

Demoted narcotics investigator William G. “Trip” Hueston III seeks $1.06 million in damages, claiming that Henrico Police Chief Henry W. Stanley Jr., Commonwealth’s Attorney Wade A. Kizer and others falsely accused him of jury tampering, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Hueston was originally fired due to the accusations, but has since been reinstated. He has been stripped of his law-enforcement duties, however, and reassigned to the police department’s property room.

Lawyers for the defendants argue that time set by law for Hueston to seek damages in the case has expired. Kiser’s attorney also claims that the commonwealth’s attorny has immunity from civil suits that arise from his official acts.

A specially appointed judge is scheduled to hear defense arguments next month.

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