The full Springfield City Council… with one exception… will debate, and likely vote, on the proposed legal settlement with Calvin Christian over the police department file shredding scandal.
Alderman Sam Cahnman says he will not participate in discussions or votes on the $103,000 settlement.
Cahnman had been representing Christian in separate traffic citation cases involving Springfield police.
Cahnman says he is not aware of any specific rule of attorney conduct that he may have violated… but has decided to stay out of the discussions to avoid an appearance of impropriety.
Cahnman is also no longer representing Christian in those other cases.