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LEO Gets Its Docs, Drops AG Complaint

March 31st, 2009 by admin · 1 Comment

LEO is reporting in tomorrow’s edition that it has dropped its complaint with the Attorney General’s office over the withholding of documents by Metro Government. Editor Stephen George said he and reporter Phillip Bailey met with city spokesman Chad Carlton on Friday and that Carlton handed over the documents.

“I’m glad the Mayor’s office did what was right and that this shows that our story was accurate,” George said.

The controversy developed over a LEO story which detailed attempts to the Metro Auditor Mike Norman to establish an anonymous tips line for ethics complaints against city officials. He claimed in one LEO story that the Administration blocked his proposals for establishing the line.

In denying the LEO open records request for the materials, the Administration claimed the documents were exempt because they were “preliminary.” In George’s AG complaint, he charged that Carlton told him he didn’t trust him with the documents.

See the whole story in tomorrow’s LEO.

Tags: Ethics · Jack Conway · Jerry Abramson · Legal · LEO · Transparency

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