3 Missouri police officers sue over meth exposure

Saturday, November 27, 2010 | 3:15 p.m. CST

KANSAS CITY — Three Missouri police officers are suing their current and former bosses over permanent injuries they suffered during a raid on a methamphetamine lab.

Butler police officers Mark Frost, Harold Anderson and Kenneth Rush were hospitalized for about a week after the November 2007 raid. The lawsuit says they suffered from chemically induced pneumonia and heart murmurs.

The Kansas City Star reports the lawsuit claims the city purchased breathing masks to protect officers from meth lab fumes, but didn't train them on how to use them. Current and former police chiefs are named in the suit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Kansas City.

All three plaintiffs continue to work in law enforcement. The suit does not specify the amount they are seeking in damages.

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