Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Private Investigator News: Vermont AG declines to appeal public records ruling

"The Vermont Attorney General's Office will not appeal a judge's decision making public a police video of the driving while intoxicated arrest of State Auditor Thomas Salmon last year.

Washington Superior Court Judge Geoffrey Crawford ruled last month that the video is a public document under Vermont public-records law, and it was released just five days before the Nov. 2 election.
Nonetheless, the state had 30 days to appeal to the Vermont Supreme Court the adverse ruling. The deadline expired during the weekend.

Attorney General William Sorrell said Monday that the state would wait for a different public records case to send to the state's highest court."
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