State Government Press Releases

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01/29/2020
Complainant alleged the Governor's Office violated the APRA when it withheld documents responsive to its APRA request for documents related to the proposed extension of the IGT contract. Based on this Office's in camera review, we concluded that the Governor's Office properly withheld a number of...
01/29/2020
The Complainant alleged that the School Committee violated the OMA when it (1) convened into executive session to discuss candidates for the open superintendent position; (2) did not disclose votes taken in executive session; and (3) convened a rolling quorum about the superintendent position at a...
01/29/2020
The Complainant alleged the Department violated the APRA when it did not produce a specific audio recording in response to Complainant's APRA request. We determined there is no evidence to suggest that the Department maintains the specific audio recording the Complainant seeks and the Complainant...
01/29/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Town Council violated the OMA when an agenda item did not sufficiently specify the nature of the business to be discussed. The evidence indicated that the Town Council discussed and voted on the purchase of a new police vehicle as described in the agenda item ...
01/29/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Town violated the OMA when it convened into executive session on multiple occasions to discuss the disposition of town owned property. During the pendency of this Complaint, this Office issued Fortin v. Narragansett Town Council, OMA 19-41, which found that the...
01/29/2020
The Complainant alleged the City violated the APRA when it withheld two (2) police reports she requested. The City argued that these reports pertained to criminal investigations that did not result in arrests and that disclosure of these reports would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal...
01/29/2020
The Complainant alleged that the City violated the APRA when it responded to her requests for arrest reports with reports that did not include the report creation date, modification date, and who approved the report. The undisputed evidence indicated that the Complaint received the reports she...
01/29/2020
The Complainant alleged that the School Department violated the APRA in connection with his thirteen (13) APRA requests by failing to give specific reasons for denying him access to certain records and by failing to indicate the procedures for appealing the denial. Based on our review of the...
01/29/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Town's Economic Development Committee Data Subcommittee ("Subcommittee") violated the OMA when it failed to post notice or an agenda for a meeting. The Town maintained that the Subcommittee is not a "public body" subject to the provisions of the OMA and advised...
01/29/2020
The Complainant alleged that the City violated the APRA when it improperly denied two APRA requests seeking approved permits and email communications related to the "Small Cell Siting Act." The City responded to both requests indicating that it did not maintain responsive documents. The...