National Freedom of Information Coalition
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California coalition sues sheriff’s office for repeatedly failing to provide misconduct, use-of-force information

The California-based First Amendment Coalition has sued the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office for failing to provide information about deputy misconduct and use of force.

The sheriff’s office responded to records requests with unjustified delays and denials, according to the lawsuit.

“Unfortunately, the public has largely been left in the dark about the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, and that needs to change,” said FAC Executive Director David Snyder.