REPORT: Atlanta City Hall Will Not Be Charged With Open Records Violations

Jun 5, 2018

The Georgia attorney general's office does not intend to criminally charge the city of Atlanta for open records violations at City Hall, officials said.

A letter written by an assistant to Attorney General Chris Carr said the city won't be charged with violating Georgia's open records laws, the Associated Press reports.

However, the letter obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV also says individuals could be prosecuted if evidence supports it.

Lawyer and constitutional law expert Gary Weber said the city could still face civil penalties under the Georgia Open Records Act, which calls for fines of up to $2,500 per violation.

Carr's office declined to comment on the story.