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Bellevue Police Chief files lawsuits against police union

Posted at 7:42 AM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 08:42:24-04

The fight over police leadership in Bellevue will head to court. 

Police Chief Mark Elbert filed libel and defamation lawsuits against a police union lawyer and the president of the Nebraska chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. 

It comes after Elbert spent nearly a year on paid leave following a no-confidence vote by the union. A state investigation found no merit to allegations Elbert tried to deceive the department and city officials. 

Elbert returned to work earlier this month.