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Broward Sheriff Blocks Filmmaker Billy Corben on Twitter; Is This a Public Records Violation?

Local documentarian Billy Corben has claimed on his Twitter and Facebook feeds that the Broward Sheriff's Office twitter account blocked him over a tweet regarding a story of one of their deputies being arrested for shoplifting.

The issue came up late Thursday night after Corben tweeted a story linked to CBS12.com about Deputy Theodore Parrish being charged for shoplifting food items from Walmart.

Moments after that tweet, Corben tweeted a screen grab of the BSO twitter feed blocking him from following them. Corben also took to Facebook and questioned BSO's transparency.

But there's also a greater question here: Is the BSO twitter feed violating public records laws by blocking people from seeing their tweets?

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Chris Joseph
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