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Grainger Co. trooper files lawsuit over alleged civil conspiracy

5:29 PM, Feb 19, 2013   |    comments
State Trooper Michael Toby Cameron
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A Grainger County state trooper is suing the county's sheriff, a constable, and the county for an alleged civil conspiracy. He says several officials illegally obtained his juvenile arrest record, and he's asking for nearly $4 million in damages.

We first told you about Trooper Michael Toby Cameron Monday. The Department of Homeland Security suspended Cameron for a week after the Internal Investigations Unit found Cameron filed a false and misleading report in early December against Benny Atkins, a constable with Grainger County.

We're learning more about the history between the two.

In November, Cameron filed a lawsuit against Grainger County Sheriff Scott Layel, Atkin, the Grainger County clerk, and the county itself.

In the lawsuit, Cameron says he was debating whether to run for sheriff. The trooper says Sheriff Layel and Atkins illegally obtained his juvenile arrest record to sabotage his chance to be sheriff.

The lawsuit alleges numerous complaints, including conspiracy, negligence, and slander. Cameron is asking for $3.9 million in damage.

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