TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 3, 2016

Chattanooga City Councilman and mayoral candidate Larry Grohn accused incumbent Mayor Andy Berke of using WhatsApp, a mobile messaging client, to deliberately evade records rules, the Times Free Press reports. Berke admitted to using the app to conduct city business, and Grohn accused him of doing so in order to evade the Freedom of Information Act. Berke has called the accusations a “blatantly partisan attack” and said that public officials and staff communicate through a variety of platforms.