Records: Martin County dispatch supervisor admits to cheating on test for 11 staff members

From TCPalm:  You’ve heard of cheating in the classroom but the Contact 5 Investigators have uncovered a cheating scandal in the Martin County 911 dispatch center.

Through public records request, NewsChannel 5 obtained personnel records and internal affairs audio tapes outlining a test cheating case involving 911 dispatchers and deputies in the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

 

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Sunshine Week audit shows public record delays common

From The Daytona Beach News-Journal:

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The Associated Press and newspapers throughout the state, including The Daytona Beach News-Journal, visited every county’s clerk of court office in recent weeks to see whether each is complying with the law and how much of a delay it is causing in the release of information.

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Newspaper: Some records withheld in TB outbreak

From San Francisco Chronicle:

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When Jacksonville City Councilman Robin Lumb tried to ask questions about the recent tuberculosis outbreak among Jacksonville’s homeless, he was never able to get answers. … He wanted to know the implications of the Jacksonville outbreak, but the Duval County Health Department wouldn’t return emails, he said. He wasn’t the only one who couldn’t get an explanation.

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City prevails in former employee’s public records lawsuit, Florida

From The Gainesville Sun:

A circuit court judge has ruled that the city of Gainesville did not violate the state’s public records law by requiring that a former employee pay some $40,000 in advance to process a public records request made in connection with an employment discrimination complaint against the city.

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