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Sheriff Cuts Off News Releases to Paper After Critical Story

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· Story link The sheriff in Shiawassee County, Michigan is cutting off a local newspaper’s timely access to police information…

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The sheriff in Shiawassee County, Michigan is cutting off a local newspaper’s timely access to police information because he didn’t like a recent story on a blogger’s criticism of him and his department. Sheriff Jon Wilson said the Owosso Argus Press will no longer get news releases but could still get the information by filing a Freedom of Information Act request. State law gives the department up to five days to respond. (2/12/08)