What we asked for: Euthanasia records for 2007: gas chamber vs. lethal injection
What the law says: Government records and papers, such as budgets, bank statements, tax levies, utility accounts and contracts are public records.
How they did: Two employees asked who we were and why we wanted the information. One employee said it was only released to the media but then called a supervisor and released the information at 25 cents per page.
What they said: Animal services director Richard Cooper said his department trains employees in public records laws.