ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell’s office has denied a media request to obtain records showing how the office handled complaints of sexual abuse in the Alaska National Guard.
The Alaska Public Radio Network reports it took 86 working days to deny its request for the records.
Under Alaska regulations, government entities have 10 working days to fulfill a records request. They have another 10 if they need an extension.
APRN says it received a three-page response letter on Friday that was sent by policy director Randy Ruaro, who cites among other reasons the legal rights of privacy for victims.
Ruaro says his office has not had the staff necessary to quickly deal with a rash of requests.
The letter notes a significant amount of information has already been made public.