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Park District seeks to seal lawsuit alleging Lightfoot used obscenities during Columbus statue removal – NBC Chicago

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The Chicago Park District has filed a motion to seal the lawsuit that alleges Mayor Lori Lightfoot used obscene language in negotiations to remove the statue of Christopher Columbus.

A former Park District attorney has filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging Lightfoot reprimanded him for his decision to allow the statue to be displayed during the Columbus parade.

The motion to keep the lawsuit out of public view acknowledges the Zoom call with at least six high-ranking city attorneys, Park District leaders and the mayor.

A legal expert noted how unusual it is for the city to attempt to seal the suit and believes ‘they don’t want to respond to the complaint and certainly don’t want to be sworn in about what happened. pass”.

A new lawsuit claims Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot used lewd remarks in an exchange about the removal of statues of Christopher Columbus in 2020. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern reports.

The mayor denied that the incident even happened.

This case is already costing taxpayers because the Park District and the city have hired private attorneys.

NBC Chicago

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