Accessing access to public records in NC

From WFAE:

Of the 115 requests Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department received since the start of last year, nearly 40 percent were from lawyers and about a third of them got a full response in a month or less. By contrast, there other records requests going on five and six months without a resolution – they tend to be a lot more broad and complicated.


Then again, North Carolina's public records laws leave a lot of wiggle room for governments, which is why the state earned an "F" for "public access to information" on a recent report card by a journalism collaboration called the State Integrity Investigation.