A source has told 40 South News that former Brentwood mayor, Christopher Thornton, is trying to sue the city of Brentwood for information on the city’s GPS systems, used to track city vehicles. Thornton lost access to the data when he left his position with the city. He contends it is public record.
Data from city vehicles was used then-mayor’s company, Geocompile, to manage and improve the delivery of public safety services to the residents.
When asked for comment, a representative said the city does not comment on pending litigation. Chris Thornton has not responded.
The Missouri Municipal League in 2018 awarded Brentwood a 2018 Innovation Award for its use of GPS tracking to improve the delivery of public safety services. The city appeared to have partnered with a company owned by then mayor, Chris Thornton, in implementing the technology.