Official arrested, accused of breaking open records law

Submitted by NFOIC on Wed, 10/23/2019 - 8:45am

SELBY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota county auditor accused of failing to make documents available for a public meeting was arrested and charged with violating the state’s open meetings law, in a rare move seen as extreme by some media and open-government experts.

Walworth County State’s Attorney James Hare issued an arrest warrant last week for the county’s auditor, Rebecca Krein, after he received a complaint about materials that weren’t made available for an Aug. 6 meeting but should have been. (Read more here...)