State Government Press Releases

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01/08/2016
In Fitzgerald v. Warwick Police Department, PR 14-13, we concluded that the Police Department violated the APRA when it assessed a "flat fee" of $5.00 per report in response to an APRA request seeking reports and records pertaining to two (2) individuals. The sole issue to be addressed in this...
01/05/2016
The Complainant alleged the Little Compton School Department and/or the School Committee violated the APRA when it improperly denied his APRA request and when the denial did not indicate the procedures for appeal. The Complainant made an APRA request to the School Department seeking the 'written...
01/05/2016
Complainant alleged that sometime between June 3 and October 14, 2014, four members of the North Kingstown School Committee discussed the topic of leasing office space outside the public purview. After reviewing all the evidence presented, we found no violation. Specifically, the evidence...
12/09/2015
The School Committee violated the OMA during its November 18, 2014 meeting when it memorialized its open call in the executive session meeting minutes, rather than the open session minutes. The School Committee violated the OMA when it recorded the vote of each member on the question of holding a...
12/09/2015
In Howard v. Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, PR 14-25, we concluded that the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority ("RITBA") violated the APRA when it failed to comply with the Complainant's APRA request within ten (10) business days. The sole issue addressed in this supplemental...
12/09/2015
The City of Woonsocket ("City") sought this Department's advice concerning whether certain financial data contained in a proposal submitted by a contractor in response to an RFP was not a public record. It is this Department's practice/policy to issue Advisory Opinions only on pending matters. ...
11/12/2015
The Complainant alleged the Johnston Police Department ("Police Department") violated the APRA when it failed to respond to his April 22, 2015 APRA request. The APRA states that each public body shall establish written procedures regarding access to public records. See R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-3(d).
11/02/2015
The Complainant alleged RIHEAA violated the APRA when it failed to respond to his December 18, 2014 APRA. It appears from the record that at the time of the Complainant's December 18, 2014 APRA request, he had a lawsuit pending against the RIHEAA, wherein the Complainant was represented by legal...
10/26/2015
Access/Rhode Island v. West Warwick School Department, PR 15-24B Access/Rhode Island v. Town of Warren, PR 15-28B Access/Rhode Island v. East Greenwich School Department, PR 15-31B Access/Rhode Island v. Office of Auditor General, PR 15-35B Access/Rhode Island v. Warren Police Department, PR 15-
10/26/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today filed a lawsuit in Superior Court citing the Albion Fire District for a willful and knowing, or reckless, violation of the State's Access to Public Records Act (APRA) for failure to submit to the Office of Attorney General a form certifying that an...