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Oklahoma City police officer sues city

Police Lt. Phil Williams alleges retaliation for reporting police misconduct.
by Nolan Clay Modified: February 1, 2014 at 10:00 am •  Published: February 1, 2014
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He alleges in the lawsuit that police put a surveillance camera on the entrance of Adams' Oklahoma City office.

Williams went back to work in August 2012 on restricted duty. He now is back on full duty and is assigned to the jail.

He also was promoted last year from sergeant to lieutenant.

“There's no retaliation. The investigation is based on specific allegations,” the police chief said in 2012.

Citty said Friday he has not seen the lawsuit. He said the internal investigation is complete and Williams can contest its findings before a disciplinary review board. Citty said he will make a final decision on discipline after that process.

Police looked into Williams' claims against the police captain, Jay Digby, but took no action.

Digby retired last year.

“That's ridiculous,” Digby said Friday of Williams' claims.

“They looked at every allegation that he could make or drum up. It's just subterfuge. ... It's a smoke screen on his part,” he said. “It just floors me that it has got to this level.”

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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