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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...
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged the City violated the APRA when it failed to respond to her APRA request within ten (10) business days. The City stated that the Complainant's APRA request went to its legal counsel's SPAM (junk mail) folder, but did not dispute the Complainant's contention that the City...
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged the Department violated the APRA when it denied his request for Department records relating to a call made to the Department regarding a specific private citizen's residence. The Department denied the Complainant's request on the grounds that disclosure of the requested...
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleges the City violated the APRA by withholding two videotapes that she requested. This Office reviewed the evidence and viewed the videotapes in camera. We concluded that the videotapes depicted multiple minors and implicated privacy interests. We also concluded that no...