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A widow has asked a federal judge to deny the Town of Normal’s request to dismiss her lawsuit over allegations a police officer stole $12,000 in cash from her home.

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UPDATED 1:40 p.m. | A widow says in a new federal lawsuit that the Normal Police Department tried to pressure her into dropping an outside investigation of her claims that an officer stole $12,000 from her family’s home.

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David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool)

A Normal Police officer pleaded not guilty Friday to official misconduct and theft charges, during his first public court appearance since being accused of stealing—and then trying to return—$12,000 in cash.

A veteran Normal Police officer is accused of stealing—and then trying to return—$12,000 in cash from the residence of someone who overdosed last week.