New details about the police department file shredding scandal are emerging from lawsuit plaintiff Calvin Christian, describing a deposition taken for the case he’s pursuing against the City of Springfield.
In a live interview on 970 WMAY's "Bishop On Air," Christian says police union leader Don Edwards was deposed this week and offered up new information about the agreement between the union and the police department to speed up the destruction of those internal affairs files.
Christian says among those in the room for the signing of that agreement was Deputy Chief Cliff Buscher… whose own file was reportedly among those shredded. Christian says Edwards also revealed that 25 to 35 internal affairs files that were slated for early destruction were not shredded after all. But those files have also not been turned over in response to Christian’s open records act request.