Lake Stevens police officer files claim with city

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (AP) - A Lake Stevens police officer who was involved in a civil rights lawsuit that cost the city $100,000 filed a claim against the city saying officials mishandled the lawsuit and damaged his reputation.

Steve Warbis says he has been inaccurately portrayed as a rogue cop.

City Administrator Jan Berg told The Daily Herald the city disputes the allegations and will defend itself.

The city paid the $100,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused Warbis and a fellow officer of misconduct in a June 2011 arrest. An internal investigation found that Warbis did not violate any laws.