I have sent White County FOIA request and have yet to hear back from them. I'll keep trying. We are working on gaining access to Putnam Co's data.will yall start getting white and putnam too????
If you want to see a county that's not listed on the site, ask your sheriff or jail administrator why they won't release the data? You might be surprised by the answer you get. Had a Jail Administrator tell me today that he was not giving us the data because we were scum trying to make a buck.
That may be true but the law does not make a distinction between Joe Public asking for it and Mr. Scumbag Mugshot Man asking for it. It also does not say it cannot be used for commercial purposes. What gets me is this same county is providing the info to other similar publications but refuses to give us access. I can't wait to see him back peddle when he is served and made to produce the docs plus pay the attorney and court fees!
Any photo or document that is created using public funds is subject to the TN Open Records Act. Of the over 200 exceptions to the TORA I have found none that apply to the data we are requesting. Many of our Law Enforcement officials do not know that they are in violation of the act and are subjecting their county to litigation by willfully withholding the data. They are also in violation by not responding in writing with the exception they are claiming in 7 business days of receipt of the request. They just trash it ang go on with their day. Don't you love it when the cops break their own laws!
A certified Freedom of Information Act letter requesting the info and stating the exact TCA sections that pertain to the TN Open Records Act was sent again today to all the remaining holdouts. I just feel that if I have to obey the letter of the law, they should have to obey it too!