Sunshine Law complaint: Sheriff's Office asks for investigation
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) —
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is requesting an investigation of the Escambia County Commission for possible Sunshine Law and public records violations.
The sheriff's office claims a closed-door commission meeting back in October violated the law.
The county said it was an attorney-client session to discuss the sheriff's pending budget appeal.
The law allows certain attorney-client meetings to be held "out of the sunshine."
The sheriff's office said that's only if settlement negotiations or litigation expenses are being discussed.
They filed a complaint with the state attorney, saying there are neither in this case.
The complaint also states the county refused to release a transcript of the meeting.
The county attorney said the transcript will not be made public until litigation is complete.
The county has seven days to respond to the complaint.