A Springfield alderman is now backing away from his claim that Mayor Mike Houston misled the City Council by failing to answer a direct question about the police department file shredding scandal.
Last week on 970 WMAY, Alderman Frank Edwards said Houston was, quote, “basically asked” during a closed-door meeting if anyone had objected to the destruction of those internal affairs files before they were shredded… and that Houston did not answer. But the mayor says that question was never put to him in the meeting, and Edwards has now conceded that the mayor is correct.
But Edwards also says that it should have been clear from other questions that aldermen wanted to know such details. He says aldermen often don’t know what specific questions to ask, because they are not getting adequate information from the administration.