Ex-Del Rey Oaks Police Officer Poised to Sue Over Wrongful Termination

A former sergeant with the Del Rey Oaks Police Department says he’s prepared to sue the city for wrongful termination.

Bob Ingersoll filed a legal claim against his former employers on June 6. That claim was rejected by the city last week, bringing the city one step closer to litigation.

Ingersoll was terminated on March 1 following an investigation into workplace misconduct. But Ingersoll says there is no merit to the allegations that prompted the probe and that his firing was engineered by a city councilman who was trying to rid the department of anyone loyal to its former chief.

The city would not comment on the possible lawsuit except to confirm that it had rejected the claim and will continue to defend itself against Ingersoll’s accusations.

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