WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Former Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay is joining three of the department's highest-ranking members in their lawsuit accusing city leaders of corruption, lies, and lack of transparency. 

“I'm not really surprised, Chief Ramsay was very adamant about some of these issues before he left, and I think he just wants his side of the story to be told,” said Wichita City Councilmember Jeff Blubaugh. “I believe the issues are within the leadership. You have three deputy chiefs with a combined 93 years of experience. You throw in a former chief and they're making accusations against a city manager, against a career HR director."

Attorney James Thompson said Monday that Ramsay is joining Deputy Chiefs Jose Salcido and Chester Pinkston and former Deputy Chief Wanda Givens in their claims against the city

"This is not a 'disgruntled employee' but rather a unified display by the most senior leadership of the police department, which is unprecedented for any department anywhere in the country and should itself serve as a clear sign that there are serious problems within our city government," Thompson said in a release. "We hope and have faith that the City Council will take swift and corrective action on these serious matters and not sweep it under the rug as the city manager has tried to do on so many occasions."

KAKE News obtained the following notice on Monday:

Thompson said previously the suit calls for City Manager Robert Layton and human resources director Chris Bezruki, to resign or for the city council to remove them. 

The suit alleges dismissing or covering up several cases of racial discrimination and sexual harassment. Thompson said one of the biggest examples is the racist and violent texts made public in March involving some WPD officers. He said the deputy chiefs wanted harsh punishments, but Bezruki said no to ruining their public reputation.

“I think there's a lot of people in Wichita that are scratching their heads right now wondering exactly what is going on in leadership,” said Blubaugh.“The City Council voted earlier this year, voted to bring in Jensen Hughes to do a deep dive in trying to identify what exactly what happened with some of those issues."

Ramsay is seeking $400,000 in damages, payment of any legal costs, and a public apology, and is asking that the city change its policy to make citizen complaints about city employees’ public information along with findings and any discipline received.