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Former alderman files suit against City of Ridgeland

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RIDGELAND, MS (WLBT) - Former Ridgeland alderman Mike Crook has filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the City of Ridgeland and some city officials.

Crook, who is also a former Madison County chancery clerk , is seeking 700-thousand dollars in damages.

He claimed he was the victim of a false arrest in 2008, when he was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to comply with a police officer's order.

Crook said he was not driving when a Ridgeland police officer demanded to see his driver's license.

A Madison County Court judge found Crook not guilty, saying he could not be punished for refusing to identify himself.

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