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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

DUI Police Report on State Official Not Released

The City of Orting, where state Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn was apparently arrested for DUI, will not release a copy of the police report on the incident. Dorn has been charged. The City wants to give Dorn a chance to contest the release.

Once the matter has been referred to a prosecutor (as it has here), the law provides a presumption that the material must be released.

UPDATE: Here is an editorial from The (Tacoma) News-Tribune on the ridiculous delay in providing the public records of the Dorn arrest.