Author: Theresa Richard

Theresa is an activist from Crowley, Louisiana who reports on government and police accountability issues.

North Carolina Sheriff Investigated For Public Record Violations

North Carolina Sheriff Investigated For Public Record Violations

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A North Carolina sheriff is facing a criminal investigation this week over the way he handled a public records request submitted to his office by Charlotte news outlet WBTV.  Ashe County Sheriff Terry Buchanan received the public records request, for all text messages from his county cel ...
PINAC Reporter Beats Defamation Suit Filed By Louisiana Clerk

PINAC Reporter Beats Defamation Suit Filed By Louisiana Clerk

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Last year, on June 16th, I made a public records request to the City of Rayne Louisiana for a copy of a delivery slip that was presented to a town employee after the delivery of more than $2000 of culvert pipe to the Rayne city barn.  The pipe had been purchased through the city’s Doug A ...
New Hampshire Journalist Not Allowed to Record Public Meeting Because “House Rules”

New Hampshire Journalist Not Allowed to Record Public Meeting Because “House Rules”

Concerned about the expenses involved in the New Hampshire Justice Department's ongoing court battle to prevent voters from taking selfies in the voting booth, local activist and journalist Dave Ridley showed up to their budget workshop meeting, camera in hand, to ask members of the Hous ...