Moore: public records law might require release of Asheville evidence room audit

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen–Times article:

District Attorney Ron Moore will consult with the state attorney general’s office about whether to release a closely-guarded audit of the Police Department evidence room.

Moore has withheld the city-commissioned audit for three months, saying its release could jeopardize a State Bureau of Investigation probe into missing guns, drugs and other evidence.

But in responding to questions and a public records request from the Citizen-Times last week, Moore acknowledged it was unclear whether state law allows him to withhold the audit from the public.

“I will talk to the lawyers at the attorney general’s office,” he said. That will happen this week, Moore said.

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