Dane County officials are stonewalling on releasing the findings of a state investigation into the death of six-year-old Deshaunsay Sykes-Crowder.
The state gave its preliminary report to the county in late February and a final report sometime last week, officials confirm. Leslie Hamilton, assistant corporation council for Dane County, last Friday apprised Isthmus, "I think it's safe to assume that the final report will be available from the county for release to the public sometime today." But as of press time, no report. Hamilton on Tuesday said she's "still waiting for the decision of the record custodian," whom she did not identify.
Earlier, Hamilton suggested the report would not be released until it was reviewed by County Executive Kathleen Falk. State law says requested records must be released "as soon as practicable and without delay."
Hmmm, why do we suspect the county may deem April 8 an ideal release date?