A new round of fireworks has delayed a vote on the proposed settlement between the City of Springfield and the reporter who is suing over shredded police department internal affairs files.
Attorney Jon Gray Noll, who was hired by the city to represent it in the cases brought by Calvin Christian, says Alderman Sam Cahnman has a conflict of interest and should not be involved in the settlement discussions.
Cahnman is representing Christian in one of the numerous traffic citation cases that is included in a separate federal lawsuit in which Christian accuses the city of harassment.
The new wrinkle led aldermen to delay a planned emergency passage vote on the settlement.
That vote will now take place in two weeks… when it will require fewer votes for approval.