OKC Police officer sues over suspension

Wednesday, January 7th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- An Oklahoma City police officer who was suspended three years ago after being accused of golfing while on duty is now suing the city.

Michael Thomas Nard is asking for more than $1.5-million for unfair labor practices.

Nard says former Chief MT Berry handled the suspension differently than other officers named in criminal cases.

Nard was suspended without pay in November 2000 after being charged with obtaining money by false pretenses for claiming he was working when he was golfing. The charges were dismissed nearly a year later by District Attorney Wes Lane who said he would not interfere in law enforcement personnel matters.

Nard has won a grievance against the city for $70,000 and reinstatement to the police payroll.