The attorney hired by the City of Springfield to represent it in lawsuits against the police department will remain on the case.
Plaintiff Calvin Christian had asked the judge to disqualify Jon Gray Noll and the Noll Law Offices, because Christian says he had a brief phone conversation with Noll about his issues with the SPD months ago as Christian was looking for an attorney. Christian claimed that conversation posed a conflict of interest, but the judge disagreed and refused to remove Noll.
Christian says he’s not bothered by the ruling… but merely wanted to get the matter on the record as his lawsuit progresses. Christian is suing over the destruction of police department files… and is alleging a coordinated campaign of harassment against him by numerous Springfield cops.