Kansas mayor's perjury charge stems from open records filing
December 9, 2020
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — The perjury charge filed against the mayor of Shawnee, Kansas, stems from an open meetings complaint she allegedly filed using the name of another person without his permission, a court document shows.
The investigation into Michelle Distler was opened on March 10 after a local government "watchdog" informed Shawnee police that he had received an email from the state attorney general's office confirming receipt of his online complaint filed under the Kansas Open Meetings Act, according to the probable cause affidavit released Tuesday.
The so-called watchdog, whose nam...