The suit, filed Oct. 16 in Pierce County Circuit Court, seeks a reversal of the decision that left former officers Bryan Massman and Ryan Most out of work. It was later revealed through an open records request that Funk recommended their dismissal to the Prescott Police Commission amid problems with officer conduct, insubordination and unsecure weapons. After the firings were handed down, Funk told the men to file a grievance, which the lawsuit states was done timely, but was struck down by the city on Sept. 14. The lawsuit states the former officers are petitioning the court since the city’s “unilateral” action allowed for no other recourse. The plaintiffs got approval to replace Pierce County Circuit Court Judge Joe Boles from the case.