• February 16th, 2012

The City Council on Monday night voted to seek an attorney general’s opinion on whether accident reports are public record, The Athens News Courier reported.

The issue arose because people other than those involved in an accident have requested copies of wreck reports filed by Athens police, City Attorney Shane Black said.

The request for an opinion also asks that if wreck reports are public record, can the city redact information such as address numbers and telephone numbers of the motorists involved before releasing the report, the newspaper reported.