Carter Walker is a young reporter covering the county government for the Lancaster, Pennsylvania newspaper. When he heard that the Centre County District Attorney was willingly releasing records about its forfeiture proceeds and spending, he wondered whether the Lancaster County DA would do the same. The office refused the request, relying on irrelevant exceptions to Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law. Carter appealed to Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records and won, but now the DA is fighting in court to keep this information secret.
Carter works for the LNP Media Group, which for over 200 years has reported the daily news in an area of the country rich in history and culture.
Civil Forfeiture | Private Property
Pennsylvania newspaper fights local district attorney to make forfeiture records public
Americans have a right to know details about misdeeds being committed by their government. LancasterOnline, a publication in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, worked with IJ to ensure citizens have access to information about what police are taking…