Saturday, May 18, 2013

Florida police limit access to police blotter

"The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office made a major policy change that will slow and potentially stop the release of valuable information to protect your family.

The Sheriff's Office closed, without notice, the office with access to police reports.

The room, commonly called the police blotter, was largely used by media, including Action News, to get information on crimes in your neighborhood.

Information in certain reports, like sex crimes, was always redacted before the media was given access.

Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt, not Sheriff John Rutherford, released a statement late today.

Senterfitt claimed, among other things, the move was to help protect identity theft."

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