Open records settlement shines light on blacked-out government records

In advance of Sunshine Week, Wisconsin Watchdog and the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty are pleased to announce a victory for open records and open government.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department has agreed to settle an open records case by turning over unredacted copies of requested incident reports and paying WILL’s attorney fees and costs.

“Law enforcement agencies that choose to redact information like this are making a big mistake,” said Tom Kamenick, deputy counsel and open government specialist at WILL. Continue…