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Jury Hears OKC Detective's Case Against The City Of Valley Brook

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An Oklahoma City police detective is suing the city of Valley Brook after he says he was falsely arrested.

An Oklahoma County jury is currently hearing arguments in the case.

Detective Chuck Wheeler says he, his wife and another couple were enjoying a night out and drove by a Valley Brook police officer while he was conducting a stop. Wheeler says he pulled around the officer and waved.

A short time later Detective Wheeler and his group pulled into the Oklahoma City Limits club and that's when he says Officer Shelby Field started cussing at him and his wife, handcuffed Wheeler, and then put him in the back of his police cruiser and took him to the Valley Brook police station where Wheeler says he was held for about three hours before he was allowed to go home.

Wheeler was arrested on September 26, 2009.

"He's a 28 year detective. You don't think everyone in Oklahoma City heard about this," said Wheeler's attorney Scott Adams. "They heard he got arrested and it was spreading like wildfire and he wants to put an end to it."

"The behavior of the officer is one of the main focal points of this trial, cussing at him screaming at him, driving back to Valley Brook 73 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone. That's a lot of this case," said Adams.

Field denies that he was cursing, and says Wheeler did not obey orders to remain in the vehicle.

That Detective is asking for $10,000 in damages.

In a court response Officer Field said he thought Det. Wheeler was driving recklessly or intentionally trying to harm him. Officer Field also said Det. Wheeler was not detained while at the police station and was able to leave at any time.

Arguments are expected to last though Wednesday.

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