Update about Police Chief Elwin's leave: We're waiting for news, too
City says the next time they will get back to the Beacon is April 1 or 2
Last updated 4/8/2020 at 10:15pm
In our last issue, the Beacon told readers about the City's decision to put Police Chief Greg Elwin on administrative leave. We learned about Elwin's situation through a news tip and later confirmed it through a public records request.
Anyone can make a public records request, not just the media. By state law (RCW 42.56.520), public agencies must respond to a request within five business days. Their response could be the fulfillment of the record request, a denial (certain records are exempt), a request for more information to clarify the original request or to say they need more time to co...