JoCo government questions sheriff’s power to bring civil lawsuit


Johnson County government is locked in a dispute over whether Sheriff Cal Hayden can independently bring litigation against an Overland Park man accused of making hundreds of harassing phone calls to sheriff's office deputies and employees.

The county this week asked a Johnson County judge for permission to intervene in the lawsuit brought by the sheriff against Leonid Khayet, who according to the court records called the sheriff's office 503 times during the last four months of 2022.

During that same time frame, the sheriff's office said that Khayet sent 381 emails to 21 deputies. Khayet didn . . .


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