Flynn To Represent Former Crosby Police Officials In Civil Lawsuit
Former Crosby Mayor James Hunter announced at a press conference last week that he is filing a complaint for defamation against two former Crosby police officials and the city of Crosby. The defendants have now decided on an attorney to represent them in the civil lawsuit.
Joseph Flynn from Jardine, Logan and O’Brien Attorneys At Law out of Lake Elmo, Minnesota will represent former Crosby police chief Kim Coughlin and former lieutenant Kevin Randolph.
Flynn said they will not be holding a press conference, but did provide a statement in a phone interview with Lakeland News.
“We don’t believe these allegations have merit and intend to fight them in court, rather than through the press, for the entire thing to be worked through the court system, it’ll take at least a year,” said Flynn.
Hunter was charged in March 2017 with four felonies; theft by swindle, receiving stolen property, second-degree assault, and unlawful gambling. He was also charged with a gross misdemeanor for selling vehicle financing without a license. Over the course of two years, all the charges against Hunter were dismissed or he was acquitted.