The Dispatch has covered two stories involving the city of Crosby's political attacks against its opponents. Jesse Smith, a former Crosby Police officer, won his job back after arbitration against the city. He later resigned his position and is now working for a different department.

James Hunter, former mayor, was prosecuted for seven crimes he did not commit. All charges were dismissed after jury trial or before trial. Both Mr. Smith and Mr. Hunter have suffered serious harm to their reputations and careers due to what the leadership of the city of Crosby, and its police department did to them. It is time for the citizens of Crosby to replace those responsible for the attacks against Mr. Hunter and Mr. Smith. No other citizen should have to go through what they went through.

Edward R. Shaw


Editor's Note: Shaw, a Brainerd-based attorney, represented Hunter