Bundgaard files notice of claim against Phoenix

Scott Bundgaard, a former state Senator who resigned his office during a hearing on ethics charges against him, is seeking $10 million in damages from the city of Phoenix. Bundgaard alleges that the city botched the investigation into a freeway fight with his ex-girlfriend, and his subsequent arrest, 16 months ago.

Bundgaard filed a notice of claim, required before filing a lawsuit. Bundgaard claims that Phoenix police withheld reports of the incident and colluded with the state Senate’s Ethics Committee in its examination of a complaint filed against him.

Bundgaard is alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress, violation of his civil rights, gross negligence, negligent supervision and violations of public-records law.

Bundgaard, who resigned his Senate seat on January 6, claimed that “the fix was in,” and he was forced to resign.