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Fired Agent Claims Wrongful Termination

IOWA CITY, IA (AP) -- A fired criminal investigator has filed a lawsuit alleging Iowa Department of Public Safety officials retaliated against him for complaining about Gov. Terry Branstad's speeding state vehicle and other misconduct.
   Former Division of Criminal Investigation agent Larry Hedlund filed the wrongful termination lawsuit Thursday. His lawsuit names DPS Commissioner Brian London, DCI Director Chari Paulson and assistant DCI director Gerard Meyers.
   The department has denied retaliation, saying Hedlund was fired for writing disrespectful e-mails about Paulson's leadership and other unbecoming conduct. The lawsuit doesn't name Branstad, who appointed London to run the department last year.
   Hedlund is also seeking an injunction to hold state officials in contempt for sharing a confidential 500-page disciplinary report with former Iowa Chief Justice Louis Lavorato, who was appointed by Branstad to review Hedlund's firing.

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