Veteran detective sues San Diego Police Department

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A veteran San Diego police detective claims she was harassed and suffered retaliation from a "good old boy network" in the department.

U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/1iIQFYV ) says Dana Hoover sued the department on Thursday.

Hoover, a 20-year veteran, worked in the homicide unit for about three years but was transferred last year.

The suit claims a sergeant and two homicide detectives withheld case information, refused to help her on investigations and pulled stunts such as unplugging her phone and hitting her with a chair.

Her suit claims that she was mistreated because of her gender, because she made complaints to supervisors and because the department has what it terms a "good old boy network."

The city attorney's office says it won't comment but will present the facts in court.