State Government Press Releases

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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...
07/12/2016
The DEM responded to the Complainant's APRA request in a timely manner. Accordingly, there was no violation.
07/12/2016
The Town of South Kingstown violated the APRA when its response to the Complainant's APRA request did not include the rights of appeal pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-7(a). The South Kingstown School Department violated the APRA when its response provided a narrative answer rather than...
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...