A claim for $400,000 against the El Paso County Sheriff's Office by a husband and wife who work for that office has been rejected, with the county blaming the misstep that gave rise to the claim on human error and asserting it could successfully defend the county against a lawsuit. The May 16 demand letter by Janet and William Huffor, who serve as Sheriff Bill Elder's chief of staff and as a lieutenant, respectively, stems from the county's inadvertent release on April 16 to the Colorado Springs Independent of the Huffors' job application records by the county without redacting certain private information, such as their Social Security numbers. (The letter and county response were requested under the Colorado Open Records Act by the Gazette,...
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County hit with $400,000 claim for release to Indy