- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 28, 2016

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A lawsuit filed by a former Champaign police officer against the city’s police chief and NAACP president has been dismissed.

Champaign County Circuit Judge Michael Jones ruled Tuesday the lawsuit filed by Matt Rush against Police Chief Anthony Cobb and Patricia Avery did not stand for multiple reasons, including legally insufficient allegations and not being filed within the statute of limitations.

The lawsuit alleged Cobb engaged in a conspiracy with Avery to deprive Rush “of the employment that he earned.” It alleged Avery’s comment that she wanted Rush’s “head on a platter, led Cobb to take several disciplinary steps, including three separate internal investigations that eventually led to Rush’s firing in August 2014.

While an arbitrator overruled Cobb’s decision, Rush was fired last year for an off-duty incident during which he allegedly was “highly intoxicated.”

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