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FOX Undercover's public records request denied

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The Secretary of State's office has shot down FOX Undercover's request to a get a copy of a report about former Congressional candidate Jeff Perry.

That report is in the hands of the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office, which hired Perry in January as a special sheriff -- a job that's paying him $110,000 a year.

Perry faced scrutiny during the Congressional race about his work as a police supervisor and accusations that he stood by while another officer strip searched a teenage girl.

The sheriff hired a firm to investigate Perry's past and said the investigator was completely satisfied Perry did nothing wrong.

The sheriff's office denied FOX Undercover's public records request for a copy of the investigator's report.

So Mike Beaudet appealed to the Secretary of State's office, which oversees public records in Massachusetts, saying the public has a right to see for itself what the investigation found.

The Secretary of State's office disagreed, saying the sheriff's office can keep its investigation of Perry's background a secret because it's considered a personnel record.

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