NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A Smyrna Police officer accused of racial profiling is now suing city officials claiming he was falsely accused.

Officer James Hicks was suspended without pay and demoted after a mother claimed he was racially profiling her 13-year-old son.

Shantay Pearis, the boys mother, filed a complaint on Dec. 14, 2018, resulting in an immediate investigation.

She said her son was stopped, questioned and searched by Hicks for looking suspicious.

According to the lawsuit, Hicks is suing for lost wages, future lost wages and future lost professional opportunities.

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