I sent an email to the Indiana Supreme Court Commission on Judicial Qualifications in an effort to advise the Commission of the circumstances regarding less the than honest efforts of the Dearborn County Superior Court II in addressing requests for public records. Adrienne Meiring, legal counsel for the Commission stated, “The Commission cannot consider your concerns unless you file a complaint.” The problem is Ms. Meiring’s boss, Indiana Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush Chair of the Commission, upheld my criminal convictions by finding that my prior complaint against court psychologist Dr. Edward J. Connor to the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology played a role in my alleged criminal intimidation and attempted obstruction of justice. Ms. Meiring’s email included a complaint form, which states I could not be held civilly liable for filing a complaint. Unfortunately, there are no provisions to protect people from being criminally liable for filing complaints against court officials. Of course, this all comes from Adrienne Meiring, the same person whom Judge Humphrey testified is the person that advised Humphrey to remain on my divorce case in an effort to protect other Indiana judges from me. Here is my response to the Commission that includes links to supporting documentation.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
It should come to no surprise that the Dearborn County Superior Court II disregards fact and Indiana law when addressing transparency through the release of public records. In the Court’s order denying my request, Special Judge Brian Hill stated, “Mr. Brewington has alleged that these audio recordings were admitted into evidence at his criminal trial, however, the Court finds that they were not, and there's been no sufficient reason set forth which would necessitate the release of said audio recordings.” Of course I never alleged the audio was admitted during trial and Indiana Code 5-14-3-1 clearly "place[s] the burden of proof for the nondisclosure of a public record on the public agency that would deny access to the record and not on the person seeking to inspect and copy the record." Please note that the transcripts from the grand jury proceedings in my case are already public record. The only reason NOT to release the audio from the grand jury is to protect public officials who have abused the grand jury process. Feel free to review the Amended Request for Grand Jury Audio.
In the alternative that the Court would make a claim that it does not maintain the record, I have also sent a public records request to Dearborn Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard for the Grand Jury Audio from the investigative file.