Psychiatrist who testified in Nikko Jenkins case sues county over firing

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Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014 12:00 am

A psychiatrist who claims he was fired after testifying at Nikko Jenkins' mental competency hearing is suing Douglas County and the head of Douglas County Corrections.

Dr. Eugene Oliveto, 72, filed a federal lawsuit Monday. In the suit, he states that Douglas County Corrections officials and the contractor who hired Oliveto retaliated against him after he exercised his constitutional rights of free speech and free assembly, and his right to due process and equal protection of the laws.

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