Today I filed suit in Broward County Circuit Court, claiming violations of the Florida Public Records Act in the redactions in documents that were recently released to Concussion Inc. by the City of Fort Lauderdale.
“Mr. Muchnick contends that the City has unlawfully redacted non-exempt information from public records. The requested public records relate to a physical altercation between a swimming coach, Alex Pussieldi, who previously worked for the Fort Lauderdale Swim Team, and swimmer, Roberto Cabrera Paredes, as well as the response by the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, the Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department, the City Manager, the Mayor, and the City Commissioners to reports of the incident.”
The 18-page brief — a facsimile of which can be viewed at http://muchnick.net/lauderdalesuit.pdf — requests an immediate hearing, an order for the city to provide the court with unredacted versions of the documents in dispute, an in camera review by the court, and the awarding to the plaintiff of attorneys’ fees and costs.
Our sincere thanks to attorneys Edward M. Mullins and Regan N. Kruse and their team at the Miami law firm Astigarraga Davis Mullins & Grossman.