Motion Filed to Dismiss Hedlund Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against State

DES MOINES, Iowa — A Polk County judge is considering a motion filed to dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit against the state.

Former Division of Criminal Investigation agent Larry Hedlund filed the lawsuit saying his firing was retaliation for filing a complaint against Gov. Branstad’s driver for speeding.

The driver was clocked going 19 miles per hour above the speed limit but was not pulled over.

The Department of Public Safety says Hedlund was fired for insubordination and that it had nothing to do with the speeding incident.

It’s uncertain when the judge will issue a ruling on the motion.

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