- Associated Press - Saturday, July 19, 2014

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) - Officials say dozens of public information requests filed with a suburban New York City’s county sheriff went unseen because they were being diverted to outdated email addresses.

The Journal News reports (https://lohud.us/1u2zWG2) Saturday as many as 36 requests made under state Freedom of Information Law to the Rockland County sheriff’s office since Jan. 1 weren’t seen.

The paper says two of the three addresses weren’t operable. The third belonged to Sheriff Louis Falco.

A county spokesman tells the newspaper the sheriff’s department wasn’t checking the mailbox for requests.

The sheriff’s records access officer didn’t respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.

There have been 463 requests made under FOIL through the county’s online public records request portal since Jan. 1.

Officials must acknowledge receipt of requests within five business days.

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Information from: The Journal News, https://www.lohud.com


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