Former Crossville interim police chief Rodney Shoap has filed a law suit against the City of Crossville in Middle Tennessee District Court. The suit names the City of Crossville, interim City Manager Steve Hill and former Crossville city council member Jesse Kerley amid several allegations including discrimination and defamation of character. Shoap was hired as interim police chief after David Beaty stepped down from the post taking an early retirement buyout. While Shoap expressed his desire to be appointed permanent police chief, Shoap says he believes that Kerley and Hill were conspiring to keep that from happening. Shoap resigned from the position earlier this year and shortly afterward, filed a complaint with the EEOC who authorized him to file the lawsuit. Shoap is asking for a minimum of $200,000 in punitive damages.