The attorney hired by the City of Springfield to handle a couple of pending lawsuits against the police department will be allowed to stay on the case.
A judge has rejected a motion from plaintiff Calvin Christian to remove attorney Jon Gray Noll.
Christian said he had a brief phone conversation with Noll about his case months ago… before Noll signed on to represent the city.
But the judge ruled that very short conversation did not pose a conflict of interest or violate ethical rules.
Christian is suing Springfield police, both over the destruction of internal affairs files and over his claim that numerous officers have conspired to harass him.