The city of Roseburg has moved to overturn a verdict in favor of an ex-police sergeant by arguing the $750,000 judgment against the city was excessive and that the judge erred by allowing jurors to hear evidence flattering to the former officer. A U.S. District Court jury in Eugene last month sided with Gregrey Fetsch, a highly decorated officer who was forced to resign in 2010 after an internal investigation triggered by rumors he was having an extramarital affair. Jurors found the city violated Fetsch’s constitutional rights by releasing information about his ouster to The News-Review before he had a …
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