The plaintiff in multiple lawsuits against Springfield police is back behind bars.
As 970 WMAY News was the first to report, Calvin Christian was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after being held in contempt of court.
Christian refused to turn over personal financial information that was being sought by the city of Springfield, as it tries to collect more than $800 in fines that Christian owes for noise ordinance violations.
Christian told the court that he did not want to disclose the information while he has pending lawsuits against the city.
Christian has sued over the police department’s destruction of internal affairs records, and has also claimed a sweeping conspiracy among officers to target and harass him.