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Former Riley County officer sues over firing

July 14, 2011

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— The attorney for a former Riley County police detective who was fired for alleged misconduct is suing a county board and some former colleagues.

Former detective Mark Bylkas is alleging that he was fired, and later falsely accused of a crime, after he reported misconduct of fellow officers.

KMAN reports that the federal lawsuit was filed Thursday against the Riley County Law Board, board director Brad Schoen and three Riley County police officers.

Bylkas was arrested in May 2010 on allegations of official misconduct and theft. He was investigating narcotics when he was suspended before being fired. Riley County officials have not provided many specifics of his alleged crimes.

The case is being handled by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Kansas attorney general's office.

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