The Washington County Prosecutor’s office is playing a ridiculous game of hide and seek. More than two weeks ago, RCNN made a FOIA request of the Washington County Commissioners – specifically that they release a number of emails originating with disgraced but still sitting Prosecutor Kevin Rings. His office was asked to comply and after negotiating terms there was agreement that the records would be provided.
Please understand I do not want anyone’s case records or personal information. I am quite aware that Rings has used his position and his county email account to pursue both suspects and victims of crimes he was prosecuting. You may recall RCNN has made public a number of text messages between Rings and Amy Davis, who is accusing him of sexual wrongdoing. Despite being under investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Rings is still prosecuting cases on behalf of the state and the county.
Now his office is trying to make the asinine claim that his personal emails are exempted from disclosure. He shouldn’t have any personal emails on his county courthouse email account but since he does they are public records.
In case you don’t know me, well, I’m relentless. So, don’t anyone think this is over. And, there exists a whole nation of women who are tired of this bad behavior from men in positions of power. All of this spells bad timing for Mr. Rings.
Not to mention, I have quite a bit of evidence already gathered and that is how I know these emails exist and are being unlawfully withheld. I have a few of them. Some of Rings victims have provided me with information and I am so grateful and proud of you who are willing to take a stand. So, let me just put this out there. Ladies, please forward your emails from Kevin Rings to me either here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If justice is to be done, the people are going to have to see to it. No one is above the law. That reminds me of the Lorax.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
Your Livid Correspondent,