State Government Press Releases

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04/13/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office has filed open government lawsuits against the Western Coventry Fire District and the Manville Fire Department. Western Coventry Fire District Attorney General Kilmartin filed a complaint in Rhode Island Superior...
04/08/2015
Complainant alleged that the School Department violated the APRA when it failed to provide notice of the appeal process in its denial. Under the APRA, "[a]ny denial of the right to inspect or copy records…shall be made to the person or entity requesting the right in writing giving the specific...
03/16/2015
Insufficient evidence was presented that the complainant was aggrieved by the allegedly deficient public notice. Accordingly, pursuant to Graziano v. Rhode Island Lottery Commission, 810 A.2d 215 (R.I. 2002), the complainant lacked standing to bring this complaint.
03/16/2015
Complainant filed three (3) APRA complaints against the Rhode Island Department of Education ("RIDE") regarding various documents pertaining to the West Bay Collaborative ("WBC"). As such, we consolidated all three complaints into a single finding. Although all three complaints raised several...
03/16/2015
Complainant submitted an APRA request for copies of employment applications and the name and contact information for the doctors' medical insurance carriers. The Department of Corrections ("DOC") denied Complainant's request on the basis that disclosure would constitute a "clearly unwarranted...
03/16/2015
The Complainant alleged the Rhode Island Division of Lotteries ("Division") violated the APRA when it improperly denied a September 17, 2014 APRA request. The Division sent an email indicating that the estimated time to produce the requested documents would be approximately 140 hours for an...
03/16/2015
The Complainant alleged the Western Coventry Fire District ("Fire District") violated the OMA when it failed to timely post its meeting minutes on the Secretary of State's website for eleven (11) of its meetings. See R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-7(b)(2). On June 11, 2014, this Department issued...
02/23/2015
The Complainant alleged that the Westerly Police Department ("Police Department") violated the APRA when it improperly denied her APRA request seeking "a copy of [her] police background check * * * including the detective notes." This Department was provided with copies of records the Police...
02/23/2015
The Fire Department violated the APRA when it failed to timely respond to Complainant's APRA request. Specifically, the undisputed evidence showed that on February 24, 2014, Complainant filed an APRA request with the Fire Department and on March 10, 2014, the Fire Department extended the time to...
02/23/2015
The Complainant alleged the City of Providence ("City") violated the APRA when it did not provide her any records responsive to her June 21, 2014 APRA request. There was simply no evidence to demonstrate that the City's search for the requested records was unreasonable or that the City maintained...