Brewster officials have refused to release the full video and audio recorded at the Nov. 16 special town meeting in which longtime Town Moderator Stephen Doyle allegedly called a voter, Haley Winfield, a disparaging word used against women. After learning about Doyle’s recorded comment, Winfield asked officials for the full video, but they denied her request.
Our partner in the media and First Amendment practice Peter Caruso said, in his opinion, the town is exploiting a loophole that allows a third-party contractor to keep materials outside the umbrella of the public record law.
“There is public interest in hearing Doyle’s statements, the context and his tone of voice, even though he said them after the public meeting. It reveals the mindset of the moderator, which is extremely important to the public.”
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