WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A federal judge has dismissed much of a lawsuit by a former Kansas City, Kan., police detective alleging authorities retaliated against him for refusing to conceal a motorist's beating by federal agents.
Max Seifert sued last year. Seifert alleges he was forced to retire in 2005 in retaliation for investigating Drug Enforcement Administration agents involved in a 2003 ``road rage'' incident that left a man with permanent brain damage. He sued the sheriff, undersheriff and Unified Government of Wyandotte County, which covers the county and Kansas City, Kan.
U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten on Tuesday granted a defense request to dismiss any claims for damages occurring before June 2009. Marten said constitutional claims brought in Kansas are subject to the state's two-year statute of limitations.