Judge drops lawsuit against TPD, sheriff’s department

Judge drops lawsuit against TPD, sheriff’s department

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A judge dismissed most of a lawsuit filed by former Tucson State Representative Daniel Patterson over his arrest for a domestic violence incident.

Patterson said authorities violated his legislative immunity by charging him with four misdemeanors and serving him with orders of protection while the legislature was in session in 2012.

Patterson later resigned from office but was acquitted of the charges.

A judge dismissed the lawsuit against the Pima County Sheriff's Office , Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, Tucson City Attorney Mike Rankin and the city of Tucson.

Patterson has 60 days to file a new complaint naming two sheriff deputies currently identified as John or Jane Doe.

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