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Lawsuit against former GHDPS officer dismissed

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:41 AM

The defendant, Tom Carey, resigned from the department in August 2009, prior to facing the charges of sexual misconduct. He later pleaded no contest to gross indecency and misconduct, and was sentenced to 60 days in jail and two years probation.

Judicial Assistant Kim Briggs said both parties filed a stipulation of dismissal and that they had agreed not to seek costs or fees from each other.

"They settled it among themselves and wanted it to be closed," Briggs said. No further information was available, she said.

The lawsuit was filed in February 2011 on behalf of a Grand Haven woman by her attorney, Michael T. Ratton of Fieger, Fieger, Kenney, Johnson & Giroux out of Southfield. The woman was not named because she was the victim of a sexual crime.

The lawsuit claimed that Carey comforted the woman after responding to her home as the result of a 911 call. Carey was alleged to have continued returning to the woman's home, eventually having her perform oral sex acts.

To read more of this story, see Thursday’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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