Freedom of Information Act

Judge orders Hansen to hand over tapes he made at public meetings; Hansen says he never recorded anything

Judge orders Hansen to hand over tapes he made at public meetings; Hansen says he never recorded anything

King William County Supervisor David E. Hansen was ordered to hand over video recordings of public meetings that he refused to provide King William Economic Development Authority chairman Brian Hodges via a Freedom of Information Act request.

Richmond General District Court and recently designated Virginia Supreme Court Judge Barbara Gaden ordered Hansen to send Hodges the recordings by Aug. 27.

Hodges, who represented himself, said that Hansen cannot be exempt from FOIA requests as a county supervisor. In denying the FOIA request, Hansen stated he was recording the meetings as a citizen and was therefore exempt from the law.

Hansen further testified that he set up the...

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