JOINT STATEMENT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY AND THE CITY OF OTTAWA
Ottawa, Kansas November 1, 2016 --Franklin County and the City of Ottawa announced today that they have received notice of the filing of a lawsuit against the County and City arising from the August 2014 death of Joseph Jennings. The case, McHenry v. City of Ottawa, et al., was filed in the Federal District Court in Kansas City. County Counselor Derek Brown and City Attorney Blaine Finch spoke on behalf of their respective organizations. They said both entities will defend the claim but neither could comment further on matters that were currently in litigation.
County Counselor Derek Brown
City Attorney Blaine Finch