State Government Press Releases

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06/21/2016
The Complainant alleged that the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation ("RICC") failed to comply with R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-3 (e) by failing to respond to a March 24, 2016 APRA request within ten (10) business days. Upon receipt of a records request, a public body is obligated to respond in some...
06/09/2016
The Complainant alleged Warwick City Council violated the OMA when a quorum of its members met at an unannounced meeting and signed a correspondence addressed to members of the Warwick delegation to the Rhode Island General Assembly. Based upon the evidence presented, it appears that a June 15,...
06/06/2016
After an in camera review of two separate "incident reports," this Department concluded that the Police Department did not violate the APRA when it withheld incident report #15-3388-OF of December 11, 2015 per R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-2(4)(D)(a). This Department did conclude, however, that the...
06/03/2016
The Complainant alleged that the Office failed to comply with R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-3 (e) when it extended the time respond to an APRA request without providing "good cause" to extend the time to respond. We found that the Office had "good cause" to extend the time to respond due to several other...
06/03/2016
The Complainant filed an APRA complaint, contending that various documents were not provided. Our review of the voluminous record determined that the Town conducted an adequate and appropriate search to find responsive records and no evidence was presented or discovered that the Town was...
05/26/2016
The Complainant alleged that the City of Providence ("City") violated the APRA when it failed to provide responsive documents to the Complainant's APRA request. The City determined that the Complainant's APRA request asked for a "list" and "breakdown" of certain information, and the City...
05/26/2016
The Complainant alleged the Woonsocket Police Department violated the APRA when it improperly denied his APRA request. The Complainant requested records concerning an incident where law enforcement officers were dispatched to his house, but did not concern the Complainant. This Department has...
05/13/2016
The Complainant failed to present evidence that the public interest in disclosure outweighed the privacy interest in the disclosure of an unfounded internal affairs report relating to a specific incident. Accordingly, the requested document was exempt from public disclosure. R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-2(
05/05/2016
The Complainant made an APRA request to the School seeking six (6) categories of documents. The School acknowledged the APRA request and indicated that information was being gathered. Upon receipt of a records request, a public body is obligated to respond in some capacity within ten (10)...
05/05/2016
The Complainant alleged the Town violated the APRA when it denied part of her APRA request, which sought copies of itemized invoices from two (2) law firms that were engaged to represent the Town. Based upon the evidence presented, the Town provided the Complainant with redacted copies of the...