Letters to the editor and public records

As I have said before, sometimes our letters section is a great source for potential stories. One last week caught my eye.
Brooks A. Pangburn, of Duarte wrote about our public records audit and his own wranglings with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and concealed weapon permits. The applications are public record, except for where and when an individual is vulnerable and mental health information – everything else is public. But apparently Pangburn is getting the runaround and not getting the information. I had my own experience with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The irony is the 1985 case that gives the legal precedent forced disclosure of — the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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