The newspaper reporter at the center of the Springfield Police Internal Affairs document destruction case is back in court today, after being convicted of several crimes earlier this week.
Calvin Christian will face charges of driving without a valid license today.
Monday he was convicted by a jury of running a red light, not securing a toddler in a car seat and driving without a license and was issued a $390 fine.
Aside from his lawsuit where he’s suing the city for destroying police IA files a full year early, he is also suing in federal court that police conspired to harass him.
Christian says he looks forward to the day that all the facts come out in federal court.
Several other charges have been dropped after Christian met with State’s Attorney John Milhiser and Springfield’s Police Chief.
Milhiser recused himself from investigating wrongdoing in the file destruction case because of perceived conflicts of interest.