Reporter files federal lawsuit against city, police
A local newspaper reporter has filed a federal lawsuit alleging mistreatment by more than a dozen Springfield police officers over the last three years.
Calvin Christian III alleges that “malicious arrests and issuance of tickets were committed in retaliation ... for filing a lawsuit (in 2010) seeking access to internal affair(s) files of Springfield police officers who have been accused of misconduct.”
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