One of the most provocative forces on the Prairie Village city council in recent years will be leaving his seat — for good, this time.
Ward 5 councilman David Morrison lost his reelection bid on Tuesday at the hands of Courtney McFadden, the woman appointed to fill the remainder of his term after he was ousted from his seat by Johnson County Judge David Hauber in October 2013. Hauber had determined that Morrison’s actions to provide unauthorized access to city hall to a homeless man with a criminal record and a history of drug addiction were sufficient grounds for his ouster from office. (The man, Kelley Malone, was hit by a car and killed in October 2015).
Morrison acknowledged he had used poor judgement in letting Malone stay overnight at city hall, but contended he had done so out of a humanitarian concern for a friend.
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