Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg Police (web) Detective John Romano is suing the city for a violation of his civil rights. His 17-page brief was filed shortly before the court closed on Tuesday. It will be served to Mayor Joan Foster, City Manager Kimball Payne, and Chief Parks Snead. As of Wednesday afternoon, none could confirm they'd received it.
In the lawsuit, Romano says the city took action against him in retaliation for his March 10th presentation to city council. He was there to speak about budget issues on a day council was set to cut pay for city employees. After the meeting, Romano recorded a conversation in which he says, the city manager threatened his career