So Ordered

Hearing in Conley v. Spangler

A judge reaffirms his ruling that the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has violated the state’s Public Records Act and must comply with the law.

For the Records, pt. 3

Conley v. Spangler

The county Law Department reiterates its contention that the Sheriff’s Office can charge labor costs for inspection of public records.

For the Records, pt. 2

Conley v. Spangler

In a lawsuit trial, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office outlines its unusual interpretations of the state’s Public Records Act.

Keeping It Open

Public records hearing

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs’ office says it will continue to provide free inspection of public records.

Pay to See

Hearing in records lawsuit

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says it can charge labor costs for requests to view public records. Despite long-established state law, a judge may agree.

For the Records

Sheriff Tom Spangler

A UT professor’s open records lawsuit against the Knox County Sheriff’s Office raises questions about access to public officials’ emails.