Barry Cooper (kopbusters) sues TX Rangers, OPD for $40 millionSubmitted by meekandmild on Tue, 07/27/2010 - 09:46
Barry Cooper’s conversion from dogged narcotics agent to outspoken pot advocate may seem stranger than fiction.
But Cooper’s story — including his no-holds-barred, if sometimes quixotic quest to unearth police corruption in the Lone Star State — could be headed for the big screen.
Given Cooper’s penchant for attention, it’s perhaps no surprise that he announced his newly inked movie deal as something of an aside in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Austin. In the lawsuit, Cooper, who has twice been arrested this year on charges stemming from his infamous sting operations, accuses lawmen around the state of conspiring to retaliate against him and his family.