Manville police sued by activist over access to investigation records


MANVILLE (Nov 26, 2012) — What are they trying to hide?

That’s a question libertarian activist John Paff says he is trying to get answered through a lawsuit he filed last week in state Superior Court.

The lawsuit accuses the Manville Police Department of violating the state Open Public Records Act by denying Paff access to police reports related to the August arrests of two men on charges of drinking alcohol in public. Police said the reports are exempt from disclosure because they are “criminal investigatory records.”