SLO County denies record requests to family of late inmate Andrew Holland

Posted at 8:46 PM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 23:46:51-04

San Luis Obispo County has denied the family of Andrew Holland certain record requests for the weekend he died in jail.

The family wants to know when Sheriff Ian Parkinson knew Holland was placed in a restraint chair.

He was strapped to the chair for 46 hours before dying from a blood clot January 22, 2017.

The sheriff told KSBY News he did not know about Holland’s situation until the Sunday he died.

Holland’s family said Parkinson told them he knew Friday, the day Holland was place in restraints.

The county denied much of the Holland family’s requests for the sheriff’s communications records (correctional sergeants logs and custody personnel rosters) citing security reasons.

It did release one email the Holland family has called into question following a previous records request that "does not relate to Andrew Holland and therefore has no relevance whatsoever to what the Sheriff knew and when he knew it," County Counsel Rita Neal said in her response, adding that the email was released in the interest of "dispelling inaccurate and false accusations."