Charles A. Summers v. Matthew Fox, prosecuting attorney, Mercer County, and Jeff Grey, sheriff, Mercer County, Case No. 2018-0959
Writ of Mandamus
- Can a public official base a refusal to produce public records on the requestor's intended use?
- Does a familial relationship between a public records requestor and an incarcerated individual create a presumption that the requestor is acting as the inmate's designee, subjecting the request to R.C. 149.43(B)(8)?
- Do exceptions in R.C. 149.43, Ohio's Public Record Act, for confidential law enforcement investigatory techniques, confidential law enforcement work product, and trial preparation records apply in this case?
- Is a crime victim's right to prevent the disclosure of public records limited to the exceptions in the Ohio Public Record Act?
April 8, 2020