State ethics opinion sought in records denial

From The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal: TUPELO – The Daily Journal has requested an advisory opinion from the Mississippi Ethics Commission after the city of Tupelo denied an open records request for emails between Mayor Jason Shelton and former city Development Services Director BJ Teal.

Tupelo City Attorney Ben Logan recently notified the Daily Journal of a denial of the newspaper’s request to release an email between Shelton and Teal sent between Oct. 23-26. State law provides for an advisory opinion from the Ethics Commission as a next step when a public records request is denied.

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