New questions are surfacing about the handling of Springfield police records.
Calvin Christian… who is already suing the city over the destruction of internal affairs files… now says the city is also withholding emails that Christian believes fall under open records laws. Christian requested all emails from Deputy Police Chief Cliff Buscher sent during April and May, but says the city told him it had no documents that met his request.
Mayoral spokesman Nathan Mihelich says not all emails from city computers are considered public records… and emails that are not considered public records are routinely purged from the system within two weeks. But the city has not explained how Buscher… in his capacity as deputy chief and press spokesman… generated no emails over those two months that fall under the definition of “public records.”