Calvin Christian could get the internal affairs investigation he wants against the Springfield cop who arrested him this week… but it might not happen for a very long time.
The attorney hired by the City of Springfield to represent it in Christian’s federal lawsuit against the city says Christian's excessive force complaint could go to IA… only if Christian formally requests it through his attorney. Jon Gray Noll says the case will be accepted and investigated... if Christian's attorney submits a request and affidavit outlining the nature and scope of the complaint.
But the timing of such an investigation is uncertain. If Christian intends to add the latest incident to his lawsuit alleging a pattern of harassment by police, Noll says the complaint would have to be pursued as part of that lengthy litigation… with no internal affairs action until the lawsuit is resolved.
So far, Noll says Christian’s attorney has not made the request.