Reporter Paige Huntoon writes in Metro Pulse in Knoxville about a bill that would make information about sex crimes secret.
She interviews the bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Becky Massey, R-Knoxville, as well as the state police chiefs association which brought it to Massey to carry. Also interviewed is Tennessee Coalition for Open Government and the Tennessee Press Association, which is seeking revisions so less information about sex crimes would be secret from the public.
Huntoon reports that Massey is open to revising the bill to address concerns.
Here is a link to Huntoon’s story: “Broadly written sex crimes bill attracts concerns, criticism from press and open-records advocates”