Former Bethesda Police Chief files lawsuit

Special to the Enterprise

BETHESDA — Former Bethesda Police Chief Pete Busack filed a civil lawsuit against Bethesda Mayor Samantha Burkhead, her husband village finance director Rick Burkhead, and councilman James Van Horn, along with 10 unnamed village employees.

The suit alleges wrongful termination and violations of whistleblower and wiretap laws. In addition, Busack seeks the release of public records he's requested, as well as reinstatement to the police chief's position.