A San Francisco police officer whose hobby is photographing naked women has filed a federal civil rights suit against the city, saying he was wrongfully suspended twice because of his off-duty pastime.

In a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Oakland, Gared Hansen, 36, said the department suspended him twice, in 2009 and 2010, because "it did not approve of plaintiff's artistic expression," according to the suit filed Thursday.

It asserts the photography was done on Hansen's own time "with absolutely no connection to his employment."

Read the full San Francisco Chronicle story.

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