Pamela Monson alleges that several former Boise officers and various current and former city officials retaliated against her for reporting a host of inappropriate actions in the Police Department, including sexual assault, theft, corruption and animal abuse.
She said retaliation took the form of demotions and a forced lateral transfer and, ultimately, forced her retirement from the department in October 2007. Since then, she said, the city has denied her medical insurance typically provided to retired city police officers.
Through her attorney, Coeur dAlene-based Larry Purviance, Monson claimed the defendants violated federal racketeering laws.
Purviance declined to comment on any aspect of the case. Since 2008 he has filed dozens of lawsuits in federal court, many of them against city and county governments or police departments. Most of the cases were dismissed by judges or the defendants were cleared by juries. A few were settled out of court, and eight are still pending.
Boise spokesman Adam Park declined to comment on the case. He said the city and other defendants havent been served with the lawsuit.
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