Casia County open meeting violation investigated

Posted at 9:18 AM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 11:18:35-05

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) -- The Idaho Attorney General's Office has launched an investigation into a joint law enforcement committee in Cassia County over allegations that it violated state open government laws.

The Times-News had called for the investigation after the newspaper obtained committee members' emails through a public records request. The newspaper found evidence that the committee, a panel of citizens appointed by the city and county to study the police services contract, had violated the state's open meeting laws.

A Cassia County judge has appointed two deputy attorneys to investigate the allegations

A spokesman from the Attorney General's Office wouldn't comment on how long the investigation will last. He says the office will likely continue not to comment on the case, citing office policy regarding pending litigation.