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July 28, 2014, 7:34 pm
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Mayor's Office Investigating Alleged Misuse Of City Computers To Attack Plaintiff In SPD Lawsuits


Mayor Mike Houston’s administration is now looking into allegations that a city employee may have misused city computers.

 

The allegation comes from the “Springfield Leaks” website, which claims that derogatory comments posted on its message boards came from an e-mail account with a “cwlp.com” domain.  Those comments were critical of Calvin Christian… the plaintiff in two separate lawsuits against the city.  Last week, Houston was dismissive of the claim, saying he doesn’t read “blogs.” But in a live appearance on 970 WMAY’s “Jim Leach Show,” the mayor now says the city is trying to get to the bottom of the issue.

 

The posts, which refer to Christian as “dummy” and mock him for recent run-ins with the law, came from computers using Internet provider networks assigned to Springfield City Hall.  Christian is still pursuing his claims against the city, including one alleging that he has been targeted and harassed by Springfield police.

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