An assistant chief in the Kauai Police Department is suing the department and Kauai County.

The civil court filing by assistant chief Mark Begley claims he was harassed and intimidated for following department procedures after a female officer accused another assistant chief of inappropriate behavior.

Begley says he “suffered extreme anguish, pain, emotional distress, humiliation, damage to his reputation, loss of income and other general and special damages in amounts to be proven at trial.”

We reached out to the department, but were told it had not been served with the complaint and could not comment at this time.