No Privacy Claim For Officer Whose Disciplinary Records Were Released To Press

Donald J. Huston is a police officer employed by the Meriden, Connecticut Police Department. In April 2011, the City released information from Huston’s personnel file to the press during an interview with reporters of the local newspaper. Among the items released was a letter of reprimand Huston received in 2007. Huston alleged that the letter should have been removed from the personnel file after two years, but never was….

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State Public Records Law And Performance Evaluations

Will interviews Minnesota management-side labor attorney Greg Wiley on a most unusual case from the Minnesota Supreme Court. The court unanimously decided that a portion of Minnesota’s public records law allows employees the right to a hearing to challenge some aspects of performance evaluations. The case involved Todd Schwanke, an employee of the Steele County Sheriff’s Office who was dissatisfied with his 2011 performance evaluation.

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