- Associated Press - Sunday, August 16, 2015

BEND, Ore. (AP) - The Deschutes County District Attorney is ordering the Sisters Park and Recreation District to release public records relating to unspecified allegations made about the district’s lacrosse program.

District Attorney John Hummel’s order, issued Friday, overturns the district’s decision to deny a public records request submitted last month. The district said the records were exempt from public disclosure because they pertained to personnel and potential litigation.

Hummel’s order says the exemptions don’t apply, and even if they did apply, disclosing the records is in the public interest. He says the allegations addressed in the records pertain to the mistreatment of minors.

Former lacrosse coach Andrew Gorayeb tells the Bend Bulletin (https://bit.ly/1TGw1pI) that a letter detailing the complaints is “defamatory” and “full of lies.”

The records were requested by former parks district board member Mike Morgan.


Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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