D.C. Agencies’ FOIA Performance Slips in 2015; Problems Especially For Requesters Seeking Police Records – New Report

Analysis of the 2015 data on over 70 D.C. agencies’ responses to requests for public records under the D.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) shows troubling trends, according to a new report just released.

In handling about 6,200 new requests, compared to the prior year D.C. agencies granted fewer, rejected more, took longer doing so, and were more often wrong. Continue…