Discrimination Lawsuit Comes After Forced Retirment

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A federal magistrate says a prosecutor must testify in an employment discrimination lawsuit brought by a former Kansas City, Kan., police officer.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James O’Hara on Tuesday rejected the government’s decision to prohibit Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead from testifying. The judge did limit the scope of the deposition.

Former officer Max Seifert sued the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and others. He claimed he was forced to retire in 2005 in retaliation for investigating Drug Enforcement Administration agents involved in a 2003 incident that left a man with permanent brain damage.

Morehead is not a party to the lawsuit. Seifert wants to question her over statements she allegedly made claiming Seifert was not a credible witness.

The U.S. attorney’s office declined comment.