Former Topeka Resident Files Suit Against Local Authorities

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A former Topeka resident has filed a lawsuit against local authorities stating they've wasted millions of dollars running an investigation on her.

Cheryl Fields, who now lives in Kenosha, Wis., filed the suit on Monday against the Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriff's Office.

In the complaint, Fields says authorities have spent about $30 million on the investigation, which she claims began after she filed a complaint with the police department in 2009.

Fields claims authorities used several tactics to investigate her, including wire tapping her cellphone, hard wiring her computer and using illegal two way listening and recording devices, with contributions allegedly coming from former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

She's seeking $275,000 in damages for pain, suffering, mental distress, depression, mental strain, or other emotional trauma and scarring.


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