Midland County Commission committee recommends board deny MDN FOIA appeal

From Midland Daily News:

An appeal of a Michigan Freedom of Information Act, submitted by the Midland Daily News to Midland County, will now proceed to the full board after the county’s Human Services Committee recommended denying the appeal.

Attempting to gain copies of a report of an investigation of Chief District Court Judge John H. Hart, the Daily News originally submitted the FOIA to Midland County Administrator/Controller Bridgette Gransden on March 14. The report, composed in the summer of 2012 after allegations of sexual harassment against Hart surfaced, was confirmed by former Midland County Circuit Court Judge and Chief Judge of the Midland County Trial Court Jonathan E. Lauderbach.