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Police Lawsuit Filed Against Former Mayor

(Michigan City, IN) - A lawsuit has been filed against the former Mayor of Michigan City, Ron Meer.

Four police officers are suing Meer alleging defamation of character and emotional distress. The officers, Tim Richardson, Francisco Rodriguez, Kyle Shiparski, and Willie Henderson were involved in the arrest of Meer’s stepson on drug-related charges before the election in November.


The officers claim they were targeted by the mayor who asked they be removed from the LaPorte County Drug Task Force. Meer was charged with six felony counts including intimidation and

official misconduct. He narrowly lost his reelection bid. The lawsuit is seeking more than $500,000 in damages.

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