Court of Appeals Decides Latest Public Records Case for D.C. Police Union and Against Police Department: But Also Scores Parties

The D.C. public records law requires agencies to respond when they get a “request reasonably describing any public record.” 

But the text begs the questions – what’s reasonable? And does an agency get to decide, on its own, whether or not to process a broad request it considers vague and which would likely yield thousands of pages of responsive records?  Continue…