PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) A Johnson County jury has found that a suburban Kansas City councilman engaged in misconduct when he let a homeless friend sleep at City Hall for four nights last year.
The Kansas City Star reports that a jury ruled Wednesday after a three-day civil trial that Prairie Village Councilman David Morrison also willfully neglected to perform his council duties. But the jurors determined that he didn’t violate state laws against official misconduct, trespassing and theft to a degree that reached “moral turpitude.”
A district judge can consider the findings in deciding whether Morrison should remain on the city council. The judge’s decision is expected within a week.
Morrison conceded during the trial that showed poor judgment. His attorney, Tom Bath, didn’t immediately return a phone call.