Attorney general tells Oklahoma chiefs of police that information is public

State Attorney General Scott Pruitt has written a letter to the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police about complaints that police departments are violating the Open Records Act by withholding public information from initial incident reports.

“The state Legislature has made it clear in this regard that a police department's initial offense report or cover sheet should be open for public inspection, regardless of its inclusion in an investigation file,” Pruitt wrote in his Jan. 4 letter.


Former police chief challenges fee charging him for records he requested under Open Public Records Act


Former Union City Deputy Police Chief Joe Blaettler is going to court in a dispute with his former employer over his Open Public Records Act requests.

Union City Municipal Clerk William Senande has asked for Blaettler to pay $1,920 for the information because of the large size of the OPRA request.