The Department of Public Safety denied all or parts of 40 out of 59 record requests it received during the first six months of 2016, a Des Moines Register investigation found. And of the 40 denials, 28 were based on the investigative file exemption – regardless of whether the case is closed, remains under investigation, or went cold three decades ago.
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A state panel reviewing Virginia's open records laws recommended narrowing one of the law's most frequently used exemptions Tuesday.
The proposal would not change the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, but would provide clarification in the hopes of preventing the exemption from being used more broadly than intended. Continue>>>
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