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APRA PR16-44 Clark v. West Glocester Fire District No Violation

This Department has long held that "in order for this Department to have jurisdiction to inquire into an APRA matter, the complainant must first have requested a record from a public body, and second, the complainant must have been denied access to the requested record." Schmidt v. Ashaway Volunteer Fire Association et. al., PR 99-21. Because there was no evidence or indication that the Complainant had made the APRA requests at issue, he lacked standing to complain about alleged violations stemming from these APRA requests.

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