County attorney to be prosecuted for allegedly violating Iowa’s open records law

An Iowa state board has voted to prosecute the Des Moines County Attorney on accusations that she didn't turn over law enforcement records sought by relatives of a woman killed by a Burlington police officer. 

The Hawk Eye reports that the Iowa Public Information Board voted 4-2 at its meeting last week to pursue action against Amy Beavers, saying she violated Iowa's open records law last year by not giving copies of the records to the attorney for Autumn Steele's relatives.

A Burlington officer accidentally shot Steele to death in January 2015 while responding to a fight between Steele and her husband. Beavers has said she thought her staff had sent the records to state investigators and so didn't have the records to share with the family's attorney. Continue…