LANCASTER, Pa. — A Philadelphia police officer has sued another Pennsylvania city and two of its officers, saying they cited him for disorderly conduct in retaliation for an Internet video that doesn’t support their version of events.
LNP (http://bit.ly/2hkiqgH ) reports Tuesday that 55-year-old Officer Sterling Staton filed the federal lawsuit against Lancaster on July 20.
Staton contends two Lancaster officers responded to a fight call at a park where Staton was attending a family function in May 2016. Staton contends video shows there was no fight when police arrived and that he identified himself as an off-duty officer to the officers.
The lawsuit contends the officers cited Staton for disorderly conduct because the video was posted online. Staton’s disorderly conduct conviction was reversed on appeal.
Lancaster officials say they’ve referred the lawsuit to their insurer.