Friday, March 14, 2014

County turns over emails to paper

For more than a year the Paywall Paper has been locked in battle with the county's Law Department in an effort to get a hold of some emails. The county argued that they were private and shouldn't be turned over. The paper said they were public.

They went back and forth, then eventually went to court and - as I recall - a judge said the county needed to turn over 9 of the 13 emails that the paper sought.

So, this afternoon the county handed them over.

You can read them right smack here.

I've glanced through 'em and there's either nothing new (the info connected to Mayor Tim Burchett's 2010 campaign has already been beaten to death) or they appear mostly innocuous.

That's all I'm going to say about the matter. Other than the paper got scooped. Heh.

1 comment:

Jim Hickman said...

This DATA given by a Knox county supervisor. The following is a typical line up for day shift:

2 - EAST
2 - SOUTH
4 - NORTH
1 - Wild car NORTH
4 - WEST
2 - Wild car West
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15 total officers on patrol for 422 square miles of county with nearly a half million population.

28 square miles per officer
33,000 people per officer (roughly the population of Cocke county).

**The City of Knoxville comprises 104 square miles of the 526-square mile total for Knox County.