/ Last Modified December 20, 2012

Former Senator Sues for Defamation

Bundgaard quit Legisature last year in domestic abuse case

A former state senator who quit the Legislature over a domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend has sued the city of Phoenix.

Republican Scott Bundgaard alleges that city employees conspired to falsely portray him as an abuser rather than a victim in a February 2011 fight on a north Phoenix freeway.

The Arizona Republic reports that Bundgaard is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. He filed a $10 million notice of claim against Phoenix police and city officials in June. That's a precursor to a lawsuit.

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