The City of Springfield has now released information about the proposed settlement to end Calvin Christian’s lawsuit against the city over the destruction of police department internal affairs files. The settlement is contained in an ordinance on emergency passage before the Springfield City Council.
Under the proposed agreement, Christian would get $30,000… while two law firms, Rabin & Myers and the Craven Law Offices, will split $70,000 plus costs. The total settlement will cost taxpayers nearly $103,000.
The ordinance says neither party admits liability, and the settlement released the city from all past, present and future claims related to the document destruction.