You may have noticed our news output has slowed down recently. That is because the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office is delaying our request for records now for up to 21 business days.
Currently we are awaiting response on 69 requests in total dating back to 09/27/2015. Of those 69 requests a majority are mug shots, but also a few Internal Affair Files, Policies, Police Reports etc.
As we await the battle to declare our organization “news media”, there is nothing we can do to stop this personal attack by this one office. No other public office has even hinted at ever delaying our record requests.
Shame on you Director Michael Walton for trying to hinder the press!
Guess this is what happens when you let the public know things the Sheriff’s Office would rather be a secret…
Please be patient with us as the records come in and we bring you the juicy stories. Don’t forget in the meantime to email us your stories at firstname.lastname@example.org .