The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed a decision denying a father access to public records from the Warrick County Sheriff’s Department concerning his daughter’s mysterious death. A unanimous panel concluded that because the documents he requested were not investigatory, they were unable to be withheld under an exception to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act.
An Indiana Court of Appeals panel heard arguments Monday concerning a grieving father’s denied request for public records related to the mysterious death of his daughter. The case presents an issue of first impression concerning public access to law enforcement records.
The Indiana Supreme Court has certified or re-certified 42 judicial officers as senior judges for the coming year. The high court re-certified 33 senior judges and gave eight trial court judges and one magistrate received initial certification.
A Warrick County woman who uses a wheelchair and was unable to attend her son’s school Christmas concert two years in a row lost her argument of discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act after it was determined the concert was not provided by the school corporation.
Electronic filing is now available in more than 40 civil and criminal case types in the Warrick Circuit and Superior courts. By October 9, E-filing will be mandatory for attorneys in these courts for all subsequent and initial filings in case types that allow it.