Ex-St. Louis officer dismisses suit against prosecutors

5 years 6 months 1 week ago Wednesday, January 21 2015 Jan 21, 2015 Wednesday, January 21, 2015 6:57:53 AM CST January 21, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former St. Louis police officer has dropped a defamation lawsuit against prosecutors.

Joseph Seper filed suit in 2010, a year after a jury found him not guilty of two misdemeanors - making a false report and making a false declaration.

Prosecutors claimed he lied on a written report that a detective saw a fleeing suspect throw a handgun into bushes, and that the lie was aimed at getting charges filed against the suspect.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Seper dismissed the suit on Friday. His attorney says Seper is now working outside the country for a private security firm and is unable to deal with the lawsuit.

 

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