City employee sues Elkhart for defamation

Truth file photo An Elkhart Municipal Airport employee has sued the city for defamation and refusing to let law enforcement lead what he says was a criminal investigation against him.

ELKHART — A city employee has sued the city for defamation and rights violations when knowledge of a now-recanted rape allegation was spread among city staff.

In his lawsuit against the city and several current and former staff members, John Keith Lindley claims that one of his colleagues at the Elkhart Municipal Airport became difficult to work with after Lindley was promoted to maintenance chief in the late spring or early summer 2019. 

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I agree. It seems like he should be suing the accuser.


Would Ms Dawson be the wife of city councilman Arvis Dawson? I think Mr Lindsey should be suing his accuser. It’s tough to fight city hall but he may get some damning information in discovery of his suit against his accuser.

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