Monday May 20th, 2013
Reporter files federal lawsuit against city, police (The State Journal-Register)
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.”