State Government Press Releases

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11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Town violated the OMA by having insufficiently specific agendas for its December 11, 2018, January 8, 2019, and February 26, 2019 meetings. This Office concluded that several of the agenda items identified by the Complainant did not provide fair notice to the...
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Corporation violated the APRA when it denied his request for detainee records. This Office found that the Corporation violated the APRA when its denial failed to state that no portion of the responsive documents or records was reasonably segregable. See R.I. Gen....
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation ("Corporation") violated the Open Meetings Act ("OMA") in relation to an emergency meeting of the Corporation Board of Directors ("Board") that occurred on April 14, 2019. The Complainant alleged that the meeting could...
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Western Coventry Fire District violated the OMA when an executive session agenda item for its April 18, 2019 meeting failed to sufficiently specify the nature of the business to be discussed and when the April 18, 2019 meeting minutes related to that item failed to...
11/20/2019
Complainant alleged that the Fire District committed various violations of the OMA in connection with multiple meetings. This Office declined to review allegations that were submitted to this Office after the statute of limitations expired as to those meetings. This Office determined that the...
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Exeter West Greenwich Regional School Committee violated the OMA when it asked him to leave prior to the start of the June 26, 2018 School Committee meeting. The School Committee noted that an executive session was scheduled to take place at the start of the meeting,
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Exeter West Greenwich Regional School Committee violated the OMA by improperly convening into executive session during its June 28, 2018 meeting. The undisputed evidence established that the School Committee convened into executive session pursuant to R.I. Gen....
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged that the City violated the APRA when it provided a list of City police officers in response to her request for officer addresses, but redacted each officer's city or town of residence. We observed that the APRA expressly mandates disclosure of "the city or town of residence"
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Town violated the APRA when it failed to respond to her request for records within the ten business days required under the APRA. This Office determined that the Town's assertion that responsive records did not exist or that it did not maintain responsive records...
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Town violated the APRA when it failed to respond to an APRA request in a timely manner. The Town acknowledged that it failed to timely respond and attributed this omission to staffing issues and a similar but different APRA request. The Town also indicated that...