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Springfield Police Allegedly Injure Calvin Christian in Recent Arrest

Springfield Police Allegedly Injure Calvin Christian in Recent Arrest

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At least two people who have requested to remain anonymous citing pending legal action tell WTAX News Calvin Christian, a police blogger and reporter for PureNewsUSA embroiled in a federal civil lawsuit against the Springfield Police Department, was injured by police in a recent arrest.

Sources say it’s a shoulder injury, but the extent isn’t known.

Christian, reached by phone Wednesday afternoon, couldn’t confirm or deny the incident. He says he’s out of town meeting with attorneys all day, and one of his attorneys is currently in talks with the City of Springfield. Christian couldn’t say what they attorneys are talking to him about, or talking to the city about.

Christian says he’s considering a press conference in the near future.

While he couldn’t provide many details, he says he’s going to “come out swinging.”

Springfield Police couldn’t be reached for comment.

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