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PR 13-12 DiDomenico v. Cumberland Police Department Violation Found

The Cumberland Police Department violated the APRA when it failed to deny an APRA in writing. See R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-7. Instead, the Police Department orally denied the APRA request. Although this Department's precedent suggested that the withheld documents, i.e., incident reports, were exempt from public disclosure, the Police Department later provided the withheld documents, and accordingly, it was unnecessary to address whether the instant incident reports were public records.

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Department or agency: Office of the Attorney General: Open Government

Online: http://www.riag.ri.gov/civil/opengovernment/index.php

Release date: 07-09-2013

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