The U.S. Department of Justice has refused to release its report on the Spokane Police Department’s reforms after a public records request and appeal by The Spokesman-Review. The report details how well Spokane police implemented 42 recommendations from the Justice Department’s collaborative reform process, a voluntary review the department undertook starting in 2012. The reform […]
From Courthouse News Service:
WASHINGTON (CN) – A federal judge granted summary judgment to the Department of Justice after it found and released one final document responsive to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Sharif Mobley, a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Yemen.
The document released to Mobley is an unclassified email exchange between the DOJ's Civil Division and its Office of Legal Counsel.
A few open government and FOIA news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier.
Text messages enter public-records debate
Those supposedly private messages that public officials dash off on their government cellphones to friends and colleagues aren't necessarily private after all.