By Associated Press - Friday, July 3, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A former lead member of the police tactical team in southern Kansas’ Wichita is suing, alleging he was forced off the unit because of his age.

The Wichita Eagle ( reports the federal age-discrimination lawsuit by 58-year-old Richard McCluney seeks more than $75,000 in damages, including lost overtime pay.

The lawsuit alleges McCluney was 57 and had spent 21 years on the SWAT team when he resigned “under duress and at the direction of” of a police administrator.

McCluney still works for the department.

Police Capt. Doug Nolte, a spokesman for the department and the city on the matter, said that city officials have seen the lawsuit and are reviewing McCluney’s version of events. He declined further comment.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle,

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