State Government Press Releases

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08/21/2015
Complainant submitted a forty-nine (49) question "Fire Survey" to the Block Island Volunteer Fire Department ("Fire Department"). Upon receiving no response, Complainant filed an APRA complaint with this Department alleging that the Fire Department violated the APRA when it failed to respond to...
08/21/2015
Complainant filed an APRA complaint alleging that the Fire District violated the APRA when it failed to respond to a "Fire Survey." This issue was addressed in Block v. Block Island Volunteer Fire Department, PR 15-45, wherein we concluded that the Fire Department did not violate the APRA...
08/21/2015
Complainant filed complaint against the Fire District alleging that the Fire District violated the APRA when it failed to respond to Complainant's "Fire Survey." This issue was addressed in Block v. Block Island Volunteer Fire Department, PR 15-45, wherein we concluded that the Fire Department...
08/21/2015
On October 10, 2014, an attorney submitted an APRA request to the City of Pawtucket ("City"). Pursuant to that request, some documents were provided and other documents were denied. Thereafter, the attorney, acting on behalf of his client, filed an APRA complaint alleging that the City's denial...
08/21/2015
The Department of Public Safety did not violate the APRA when it did not provide copies of incident reports relating its investigation into a particularly identifiable individual concerning allegations of child pornography. Considering the totality of the circumstances, the disclosure "could...
08/21/2015
The Department of Health and Office of Drinking Water Quality ("DOH" and "DWQ") violated that APRA when it failed to timely respond to the Complainant's APRA request dated April 2, 2014. See R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-7. We have concerns whether the DOH and DWQ's violation amount to a "knowing and...
08/21/2015
The DPS violated the APRA when it failed to provide redacted documents responsive to the Town's APRA request. The Town sought documents concerning a particular investigation but the DPS denied the request indicating that the disclosure "could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted...
08/12/2015
The Complainant alleged that the Town violated the APRA by not responding to a July 2, 2014 APRA request, but the evidence established, and the Complainant acknowledged, that he had never made a July 2, 2014 APRA request to the Town. Accordingly, this Department found no violation.
07/27/2015
Complainant alleged that the School Board violated the OMA when it's full day Kindergarten Subcommittee ("Subcommittee") discussed public business outside the public purview either by convening non-public meetings or by creating a "rolling" quorum. The evidenced showed that the Subcommittee was...
07/23/2015
The Complainant alleged that Rhode Island Housing violated the APRA when it failed to provide access to certain documents and when it extended the time to respond for twenty (20) business days. This Department determined that the documents that were not produced (meeting minutes, notices for...