MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - Christopher Groben, a lieutenant with the New York City Police Department, is suing the village of Mount Kisco and four officers of the police department claiming wrongful arrest on a Dec. 24, 2010, assault charge, according to published reports.
The federal lawsuit, which names the village, Detective Joseph Donza and Officers Jim Whelan, Edwin Ramirez and Matt Lewis, was filed Tuesday. According to a June 7 report by the Journal News, the suit claims that officers wrongfully arrested Groben on the charge that he assaulted his girlfriend, Heather Isseks. The news report quotes the suit as claiming Lewis had been romantically involved with Groben's girlfriend in the past.
According to the Journal News, the lawsuit alleges his girlfriend called 911 and made a false assault allegation to the operator after being coached to do so by Whelan, who, along with the other officers, was an acquaintance of hers.
The Journal News report said that, according to the Mount Kisco Court Clerks Office, the case records were sealed in March.
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