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Records Disclosure Ordered In Deputies' Misconduct And Remanded To Determine Attorney's Fees
Lori Williams filed a complaint against the YCS in 2000 alleging various misconduct. She contacted Burton and he requested the crime reports and the deputies' employment records. The YCS provided minimal information claiming that all else was exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. This prompted Burton's action. The court held that production was warranted but that pictures of the deputies and the sexual misconduct statements were exempt as "personal and private" and denied attorney's fees. Both parties appealed.
The Court of Appeals of South Carolina affirmed the production ruling but held that the trial court addressed the attorney's fees request in a conclusory fashion and did not heed previous Supreme Court rulings regarding the matter. See: Burton v. York County Sheriff's Department. 358 S.C. 339, 594 S.E.2d 888 (2004).
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Burton v. York County Sheriff's Department
|Cite||358 S.C. 339, 594 S.E.2d 888 (2004)|
|Level||State Court of Appeals|