Cleveland’s deliberate slow response times to public record requests became ‘life and death’ situation

Thursday night at 11

Private investigator says he's waited more than 200 days for public records from Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland 19 News has uncovered accusations the city of Cleveland is deliberately slowing down responses to legitimate public record requests to impede legal cases, media inquiries, and even union employees seeking a fair contract.

Cleveland’s deliberate slow response times to public record requests became ‘life and death’ issue

The EMT’s union sued the city and won attorney’s fees but never received the information it sought.

Private Investigator Rob Slattery waited more than 200 days for a request he filed in a murder case.

He ended suing the city.

Thursday at 11 p.m., see why his lawsuit didn’t help his case and what the Cleveland mayor has to say about the delayed response times.

Thursday night’s story is part of a series of stories to find out what city and county governments are thinking when it comes to the way they operate.

If you have a question or issue you would like for us to look into contact us at gettinganswers@cleveland19.com.

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