The suit is from four officers accused of showing photos of corpses in a video slide show during a holiday party.
PHOENIX (AP) - The city of Phoenix has been hit with a $2.9 million notice of claim from four police officers accused of showing photos of corpses in a video slide show during a holiday party.
The Arizona Republic reports that one officer is asking for $2 million to settle the dispute, while the others are asking for $300,000 each.
The police department suspended and demoted the officers earlier this year.
The officers say the city improperly characterized the video, defamed them and caused severe emotional distress.
Phoenix officials say an internal investigation into the officers' actions is being conducted and declined to comment on the notice of claim.
A notice of claim is a precursor to a lawsuit and is required before somebody can sue a government entity.
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