Case Against Former Bowie Police Chief Dismissed

After previously having part of his federal lawsuit alleging improper firing for age discrimination dismissed, a former Bowie police chief now wins a battle in criminal court.

According to court officials, long time chief  David Scruggs had his charge of  abuse of official capacity   dismissed today in 97th District Court.

 It was filed in 2015 in a controversy in which Scruggs allegedly abused his privileges, and filed  suits against the city and a municipal judge.

He alleged city manager Ricky Tow asked him to resign in 2014, after 20 years,  and when he refused he was fired.

  He claimed the allegations against him were part of a plan to replace him with a younger person.

He sued the city and a Municipal Judge after he  said the city claimed she was a victim of sexual harassment and advances. Court papers include letters in which Scruggs allegedly wrote that he looked forward to the judge's quote, "pole dancing skills."

Scruggs claimed.. those accusations and charges he gave his son a city card to get gas were brought  by the city as a plan to replace them with a younger person.

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