Sheriff's office won't appeal email decision

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Back on April 8, we noted that KTRK-13 had won another legal round in its effort to obtain emails from the Sheriff’s office via public information request, but that the sheriff was considering an appeal of the decision.

KTRK reports that the Sheriff has decided against an appeal:

Harris County taxpayers will have to foot the bill for the sheriff’s deletion of hundreds of thousands of emails.

The sheriff decided not to appeal a judge’s decision that the emails should be made public. The lawsuit was filed by 13 Undercover reporter Wayne Dolcefino just days after the mass deletion of government records.

The tab for taxpayers comes to more than $30,000.

The emails have to be restored and provided for inspection by Channel 13 for our continuing investigation of the sheriff’s office.

That should make for interesting reading!

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