WA: Ex-Pacific County undersheriff suing for public records

Todd Fosse, the Pacific County undersheriff who was fired last year, has filed a lawsuit in Grays Harbor Superior Court against his former employer — Pacific County and the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office — and alleges the county failed to fulfill a public records request that may answer questions about his termination.

The complaint, filed in Grays Harbor County Superior Court on Aug. 23, alleges Pacific County failed to provide a timely response to five public records requests that encompassed thousands of emails, texts, voicemails, notes, logs and other documents while Fosse was employed. The first public records request was dated April 8, 2015, about two weeks after Fosse’s dismissal.