LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A former Los Angeles Police Department SWAT sergeant is suing the department, claiming the unit is run by what he calls a “SWAT Mafia” that encourages the use of deadly force.

Tim Colomey filed the whistleblower lawsuit this week in Los Angeles Superior Court.

He spent more than a decade with the unit.

He’s accusing the leadership of the SWAT unit of retaliation against him after he revealed how a group of veteran officers controlled operations and glamorized the use of lethal force.

The LAPD says it has not yet been served the lawsuit and cannot comment on pending litigation.

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