The attorney for St. Elmo's mayor contends that the second attempt by the community’s former police chief to sue the mayor for slander is no better than the first.
In a motion filed on Monday in Fayette County Circuit Court, Charles A. Pierce of Belleville, the attorney for Mayor Larry Tish, argues that Ken Thomason’s amended suit still lacks specificity.
Thomason, who served as St. Elmo’s police chief for about 16½ years before being terminated by Tish last November, filed a slander suit against the mayor in November.
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