“But we are grateful the court heard our petition on an expedited basis, and believe the quick decision reflects the court’s commitment to timely enforcement of Georgia’s open records law when it counts the most – in an election season,” he said. "We look forward to the Sheriff’s Office’s prompt compliance with the court’s order to produce the records.
WXIA-TV, known to viewers as 11Alive News, last month filed a lawsuit against Warren and the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office’s records custodian for allegedly refusing to produce case files for the three inmates.
Since 2004, 51 inmates have died at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center, the lawsuit states. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported that nine of those detainees have died since December 2018: Wilson, Emory, Jessie Myles, William Kocour, Steven Davis, Kevil Wingo, Christopher Hart, McClendon and an unidentified woman whose cause of death has not been released.