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Kern High School District facing another lawsuit from within police department

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Posted at 9:51 PM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 01:46:40-04

For the second time in a week, the Kern High School District is being sued by a member of its police force.

Jerald Wyatt, a lieutenant with the district police department who was acting police chief after the district placed former chief Joseph Lopeteguy on leave during an investigation, filed a lawsuit on Friday. Lopeteguy filed a suit a week ago.

Wyatt says that the turmoil created health issues, including anxiety and high blood pressure.

Both men are claiming retaliation against them after they notified authorities about possible misuse of a state criminal database to search for the addresses of student athletes.

KHSD released a statement last week, saying they are unable to comment because they cannot discuss employment matters.