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PR 14-09 McQuade v. Rhode Island Department of Public Safety No violation

Mr. McQuade submitted an APRA request to the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety ("DPS") requesting documents, broken down into nineteen (19) different categories, relating to the Rhode Island State Fusion Center and related programs and activities of the Rhode Island State Police and its partner agencies. DPS provided Complainant with some of the documents but denied others on the grounds that, either the documents did not exist and were exempt under R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-3(h) or, were exempt under R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-2(S) and section 892(e) of the Homeland Security Act. Pursuant to section 892(e) of the Homeland Security Act, " *** information obtained by a State or local government from a Federal agency under this section shall remain under the control of the Federal agency, and a State or local law authorizing or requiring such a government to disclose information shall not apply to such information." After reviewing the evidence presented, the Department found no violation.

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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: 04-17-2014

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