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Trooper sues Oregon State Police

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An Oregon State Police trooper who made headlines when he was ejected from a college football game in Eugene has filed a lawsuit against his employer, saying state police higher-ups threatened to fire him after he accused a lieutenant of illegally searching a motor home.

The Register-Guard newspaper reports ( the $1.6 million lawsuit was filed by Marc Boyd in U.S. District Court.

Boyd previously sued the city of Eugene, alleging he was wrongfully detained by police at an Oregon Ducks game in 2013. That case remains unresolved.

In the latest suit, Boyd asserts he complained to his supervisor about the search of the motor home, and was twice directed by police officials not to talk about the incident. The suit also alleges a police captain threatened to investigate Boyd for every "perceived infraction" in retaliation for Boyd's complaint.

The suit states that Boyd remains employed by state police.

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