State Government Press Releases

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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...
04/28/2016
The Complainant, a member of the Board of Examiners for Interpreters for the Deaf ("Board"), alleged various allegations, many of which were outside the purview of the OMA. With respect to the OMA, the Complaint alleged that the Board's February 12, 2014 and June 11, 2014 minutes were not timely...
04/20/2016
The Complainant alleged the Cumberland Fire District ("CFD") violated the OMA when the agenda for one of its meeting did not include a time the meeting was to commence. The Complainant did not attend the meeting in question, nor did he attend any of the CFD's meetings. This Department sent...
04/15/2016
The Compass School violated the OMA when it held a strategic planning session meeting on February 7, 2015, yet failed to keep written minutes in violation of R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-7. The School violated the OMA when its agenda item for its March 25, 2015 and April 1, 2015 meetings indicated it...
04/13/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals ("BHDDH") violated the APRA when it failed to respond to the Complainant's APRA request within ten (10) business days. See R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-7(b). The Complainant sent a March 18, 2015 request that...
04/06/2016
In MacDougall v. Department of Health and Office of Drinking Water Quality (DOH and DWQ), PR 15-50, this Department concluded that the DOH and DWQ violated the APRA when it failed to respond to the Complainant's APRA request. The sole issue addressed in the supplemental finding was whether the...