Ex-Sugar Creek cop says DUI arrest of VIP cost him his job

A former police officer in Sugar Creek who alleges that he was fired after he arrested a prominent business owner won’t be able to tell his story to a jury.

Jim Brooks filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the city of Sugar Creek in 2008. Citing the doctrine of sovereign immunity, the city said the suit should be dismissed. The courts have sided with the city, rendering moot Brooks’ claim that he lost his job because he pulled over the wrong Honda Prelude one night.

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