Government emails, metadata also top list of FOI-tech issues that leave us in the dark FOR RELEASE: March 14, 2022 Contact: Todd Fettig, NFOIC executive director Phone: 352-294-7082 Email: email@example.com March 14, 2022 — The public too often is being denied access to police body- and dash-cam footage. This ranks as the most critical […]
It’s been almost a year since the White House first announced that it would be leading an effort to unite law enforcement agencies around the goal of achieving greater transparency through data.
In April, the White House Police Data Initiative (PDI) celebrated its progress by gathering leaders in the field for a two-day event to discuss the challenges and successes of releasing open police data to the public. The initiative began with 21 participating jurisdictions last May.
From OregonLive.com: The Seattle Police Department acknowledged it broke public records laws when it withheld from The Seattle Times an internal memo about its response to riotous May Day demonstrations in 2012.
The department agreed to pay $20,000 to the newspaper and its attorneys to avoid a lawsuit over the issue, The Times reported Tuesday.
Ryan Gabrielson of the Center for Investigative Reporting’s California Watch has won the 2013 Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting.
From The Washington Post:
WASHINGTON — The D.C. police department is refusing to release a copy of a 911 call made after a shooting at the headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group, even though such recordings are treated as public records in many other jurisdictions.
From San Francisco Chronicle:
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A task force seeking ways to make South Dakota government more open has narrowed its focus to a list of proposals ranging from giving citizens access to crime suspects’ mug shots to making sure board and commission meetings are public.
From Dallas Morning News:
The Dallas Morning News has asked the state attorney general’s office to investigate the Dallas Police Department for possible violations of state open-records laws.