State Government Press Releases

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08/29/2016
Complainant alleged that the Town violated the APRA when it failed to provide a reason for requesting a time extension to his February 13, 2016 APRA request. We found that the Town's failure to provide a reason why it was requesting a time extension violated R.I. Gen. Laws. 38-2-3(e). Based on...
08/29/2016
The Town did not violate the APRA when it did not provide documents that it did not maintain. No evidence was presented that the requested documents were maintained by the Department at the time of the APRA request. See R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-3(h).
07/28/2016
The Complainant alleged that the City violated the APRA when it withheld, based upon the attorney-client relationship, documents responsive to her APRA request. Based upon this Department's in camera review of the three (3) emails, consisting of two (2) pages, we concluded that the documents were...
07/28/2016
The Department of Public Safety did not violate the APRA when it redacted the identities and contact information for third parties but released the substantive information related to these third parties and when it redacted the subject-matter of one incident or circumstance involving the...
07/28/2016
Complainant filed a complaint against the Housing Development alleging that it had violated the APRA when it failed to respond to his October 26, 2015 and November 20, 2015 APRA requests, as well as his December 16, 2015 administrative appeal. The Housing Authority responded that it never...
07/28/2016
The ERSRI did not violate the APRA when it denied a request that would have required the ERSRI to perform a calculation that it had not performed. Because the ERSRI did not perform this calculation, and thus had no documents responsive to this calculation, the APRA did not require the ERSRI to...
07/27/2016
The Complainant sought copies of all reports prepared by a search consultant who was hired to evaluate applications and resumes of candidates for the position of the Woonsocket Housing Authority's Executive Director. There were two responsive documents, one that lists the names of applicants and...
07/19/2016
The City of Warwick violated the OMA when it failed to record complete meeting minutes for two vicious dog hearings on May 9, 2012 and October 7, 2015. The documents submitted by the City included the date, the three panel members present and the vote for specific requirements, however, neither...
07/19/2016
The City of Woonsocket violated the APRA when it failed to respond to an aspect of the APRA request seeking a document that it did not maintain. Because the Complainant received the second document she was seeking from the City, it was unnecessary to determine whether the City violated the APRA...
07/14/2016
The Complainant alleged the City violated the APRA when it denied her May 5, 2015 APRA request, wherein she sought a copy of a completed investigation report of the Internal Affairs complaint involving a particular officer. The Complainant also contended that the City violated the APRA when it...