Dogged Diane: Sunday’s Comic

Department Of Education Forcibly Removes Reporter Asking To Inspect Records

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Education physically removed an AZCIR reporter out of its Capitol Mall offices today in response to a request to inspect the latest school letter grade records.

The agency’s security guard told AZCIR’s reporter he was trespassing and pushed him out of the public building after the reporter asked to speak with ADE staff about inspecting public records.

Arizona law explicitly requires that government agencies allow “any person” to inspect public records “at all times during office hours.”

The Department of Education did not immediately respond to a request for comment on why security forcibly removed someone attempting to view public records.

AZCIR on Wednesday filed a formal records request for the electronic files that contain the school grade data, and additionally requested that the records be made available for in-person inspection on Thursday, as is explicitly allowed under Arizona’s Public Records Law…..

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3 Comments on "Dogged Diane: Sunday’s Comic"

  1. The Oracle of Tucson | October 8, 2017 at 12:47 am |

    AZCIR staff should have called the real police and had the rent-a-fraud pretend police want-a-be arrested for assault.
    The job of any security officer is limited to observing and reporting and nothing more.
    Diane has some explaining to do.

    The Oracle

  2. Recall Douglas | October 8, 2017 at 1:09 pm |

    Douglas is a certifiable disaster.

  3. What is it with AZ? We are having a crime wave and it is being led and fostered by elected and appointed public officials!

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