A report detailing an investigation into allegations that Monroeville's 911 dispatch center violated federal privacy laws has been delivered to the municipality and distributed to elected officials.
But that has not softened the tone of public meetings, which remain contentious.
A report from forensic and private investigators was delivered to the municipality last month. Hard copies were distributed July 2 to council members and Mayor Greg Erosenko, municipal manager Lynette McKinney said. Attorneys from Dickie McCamey & Chilcote, the firm hired by the municipality to handle the investigation, advised the municipality not to share the report with anyone or discuss its contents.
An August 2012 complaint to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights alleged the municipality's emergency management service provided health information protected under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, to a former police chief via email. That complaint also said generic user names and passwords were created to access a database of 911 callers' medical information, giving anyone with those user names and passwords the ability to anonymously access personal medical records.
The full report will be condensed by Dickie McCamey & Chilcote. The condensed report will specifically answer the questions the municipality has been asked in a letter from Health and Human Services, which will rule on the outcome of the investigation.
During Tuesday's meeting, residents and council members bickered about items including meeting minutes and allegations that confidential municipal information, such as internal correspondence, has been leaked to residents and the media.
Prior to the public comment period of the meeting, Mr. Erosenko reminded speakers to be respectful and direct their comments to him.
Linda Gaydos, the Democratic nominee for the Ward 1 council seat, cited an anonymous Internet post in claiming the investigators' report on the 911 allegations had been leaked. She asked for the person who leaked the report to admit it. No one did.
Council also approved resolutions declaring "slums and blight" at 289 Taylor St. and 3767 Evergreen Drive. Both structures are slated for demolition.
Two ordinances to amend the 2008-10 capital improvement budget and the 2013 general fund budget were tabled.
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