JEFFERSON – The Marion County Sheriff’s Department (MCSO) replied to six Texas Public Information Act (TPIA) requests by the Jimplecute. Responses to four requests exceeded the 10-day legal limit.
The Jimplecute received by mail Thursday copies of documents sought by TPIAs on July 8, June 12 and June 24 regarding the jail report, weekly blotter and the front page of incident reports. The June 12 report had previously been hand delivered to the Jimp on June 25.
A July 2 request for information regarding unserved arrest warrants in Marion County was also delivered Thursday, six days late.
On Saturday, the Jimplecute received by mail documents sought by TPIAs on July 1 and July 15. The July 1 TPIA was eight days late.
Formal complaints for each of the missed TPIA requests have been filed with the Attorney General’s Open Records office.
“We are pleased to see the Marion County Sheriff’s Office finally comply with all late outstanding TPIA requests. The information will be published in the August 1 edition of the Jimplecute on page 7,” said Jimplecute Publisher Mica Wilhite Tuesday.
Two TPIA requests are currently outstanding: July 22 and July 29.
A log of all active TPIAs from the Jimplecute to various governmental agencies in Marion County is published on the Classified page of the paper each week.
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