The county and Coroner Stephen Diamantoni appealed the Open Records decision in the Lancaster Court of Common Pleas and it is ongoing. I thought this portion of their appeal was interesting (click here to read the entire appeal). There will be more tomorrow.
* The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records has sided with LNP in a dispute over coroner records, ruling that autopsy and toxicology reports are public records.
The Oct. 24 ruling follows a Right-to-Know request that LNP reporter Carter Walker filed Sept. 10, seeking copies of “all of the 2017 autopsy and toxicology reports from the Lancaster County Coroner’s office.”
From the LNP article, “Office of Open Records rules for LNP in dispute over autopsy & toxicology reports,” (click here).
This case is still in the courts.
REPORTS BE PUBLIC?
From the Coroner’s Report published by LNP on April 4 (click here).
I believe the correct spelling of his middle name should be “Ray.” But there is something far more serious that is obviously incorrect with this entry.