Court orders reinstatement of Kansas councilman

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An appeals court has ruled that a suburban Kansas City councilman was improperly kicked out of office for allowing a homeless friend to spend four nights in City Hall.

The Kansas City Star reports that the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Prairie Village councilman David Morrison should be reinstated. Morrison says the ruling is the best news he’s had had in a long time.

A Johnson County judge ordered Morrison to vacate his seat last October after Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe’s office filed an ouster motion. Howe says his office will ask the Kansas Supreme Court to review the decision.

Prairie Village Mayor Ron Shaffer says the city will abide by whatever the final decision is.



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