For the fifth straight year, there’s a bill to end the exemption for officers to a public records law that applies to everyone else. The disciplinary records of all public servants in Hawaii — except police officers — are available to the public. Police disciplinary records can only be made public when an officer is…
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HI: Judge rules state violated open records law in regards to health care facility reports
In November, Always Investigating told you about a lawsuit by the Kokua Council against the Department of Health over its posting of health care facility inspections.
While digging into the long-term care reports – which track the trends of the most common violations – we found extensive blackouts on most of them.
A judge ruled Thursday, Feb. 2, that the redactions were overly extensive and violated the state’s open records law.