The head of Springfield police internal affairs… and one of the most vocal critics of the department’s decision to shred IA files ahead of schedule… insists he was not the source of a leak of one damaging file.
That statement by Lieutenant Chris Mueller was made in a deposition this week in the lawsuit brought by reporter Calvin Christian. Christian revealed details of the deposition in a live interview Thursday on 970 WMAY’s “Kramer Show.”
Mueller testified to details of the timeline for the document destruction… and said that as far as he knows, the reason for the shredding was to protect Deputy Chief Cliff Buscher.
Buscher’s file was among those destroyed… but a copy survived and was later leaked to Channel 20. The identity of the leaker remains a mystery.