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Former police officer files lawsuit against city of McAllen

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After he was injured protecting his city while on the job, a former police officer with the McAllen Police Department is now saying the city failed to protect him.

Edgar Devora, 26, says in a lawsuit filed Thursday that he was fired from his job after filing a claim for workman’s comp. Devora was shot in the wrist by a burglary suspect in 2018, according to the lawsuit.

Devora said in the lawsuit that delays with that claim affected his medical care, leaving him “partially disabled.” He said he was fired after filing for workman’s comp and wants a jury to hear his case.

In a statement, the city of McAllen said they pray that Devora will one day be able to return to police duties. The city also said it will “vigorously” defend its decisions.

“Although the City of McAllen strongly disagrees with the allegations he has made, no comment on the details of ongoing litigation will be made," the statement said. “These matters will be litigated in a court of law and not the court of public opinion.  The City of McAllen, like any other litigant, is entitled to a fair and unbiased legal process.” 

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