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.