he Platte City Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night hired a second law firm to help it defend itself against two lawsuits filed this month against the city. “There was a second lawsuit filed against the city on Friday,” said attorney Chris Williams, who is representing the city in its annexation attempts. “To be honest with you, that’s just overwhelming–to try to get through two discovery processes with trial proceedings,” Williams said. Both lawsuits have been approved for speedy trial schedules.
A 22-year-old Kansas City woman who initially told police she was sexually assaulted on election night by a man she identified as newly-elected state representative Jason Grill later declined to pursue prosecution in the matter, citing her recall of some details of the incident as “hazy.” The police report, a public record obtained by The Landmark, says the woman was unable to describe certain specific details regarding the alleged rape “but could recall exactly how many times she told Grill to stop.” The woman told police the alleged incident occurred inside her vehicle in the parking lot of her employer at Zona Rosa around 2 a.m. on Nov. 8, just hours after Grill, age 27, had been elected as the 32nd district state representative serving southern Platte County.
James Montee, the husband of newly-elected Missouri state auditor Susan Montee, recently successfully bid on a 60-acre hobby horse ranch in southern Platte County. Montee’s winning bid was for $2 million.