Kentucky State Police must pay nearly $24,000 for refusing to share 911 calls with the mother of a young woman who disappeared decades ago.
The penalty includes legal fees and $25 per day for violating Kentucky’s Open Records Act for 564 days. Sarah Teague and her lawyer Chip Adams believe police suspected the wrong man in the apparent 1995 abduction of her 23 year-old daughter, Heather Teague. They say a 911 call played for them in 2016 was different than a call they heard in 2008 describing a different man dragging the girl away.
Police said the first tape is lost. A judge dismissed their claim that they couldn’t share a copy of the 2016 call without hindering a possible police action.