RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - New developments in the case of embattled former Reno Police Sergeant Jim Stegmaier. News 4 has learned that Stegmaier's former girlfriend asked for and received a temporary protective order against him.
Stegmaier quit his job with the Reno Police Department after he was accused of pointing his gun at other officers while on duty. The city had decided to fire him but stegmaier quit.
Now, according to his attorney Ken Mckenna, Stemgaier is getting ready to sue the city for wrongful termination.
As for the temporary protective order, it was issued on May 24th, according to court documents obtained by News 4. Washoe District Court says Stegmaier is accused of harrassing and stalking his ex-girlfriend, who we have decided not to name. Mckenna tells News 4 that she wanted to end the relationship and that Stegmaier, in his words, "wasn't accepting of that."
The case is set for a hearing on June 21st.
News 4 talked to Jim Stegmaier. He says while there is a temporary protective order against him, he says it was his ex-girlfriend was who was harrassing him. And he says he plans to pursue criminal charges against her.
We have tried to to get a hold of the sheriffs office to get the facts from their investigation. We are waiting to hear back from them.