State Government Press Releases

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11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged the Department violated the APRA when it denied his request for any Department reports formulated as a result of criminal complaints made by a specific, private citizen. The Complainant indicated that no arrest resulted from the alleged criminal complaint(s) he sought. The...
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Fire District violated the APRA when it failed to timely respond to his APRA request. The Complainant also alleged that the Fire District Senior Supervisor was not certified under the APRA pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-3.16 and that the Fire District failed to...
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Town Council violated the OMA when three Councilmembers met privately with the Superintendent of Schools to discuss the School Department budget, creating a rolling quorum. Based on the undisputed evidence, the Superintendent had separate conversations with each of...
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleges that the Town Councilors-elect violated the OMA when three members-elect engaged in a public interview with local media without posting notice to the public. Our review of the video interview confirmed that the members-elect responded to questions initiated by the press...
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Subcommittee violated the OMA when it discussed and took action on items not listed on its agendas for two separate meetings. The undisputed meeting minutes revealed that during the public comment section, certain discussions were initiated by Subcommittee members...
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged that RIAC violated the OMA because its agendas for two meetings contained an executive session item that did not cite to a subdivision of R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-5(a) as a basis for convening into executive session. Our in camera review of the executive session minutes...
11/20/2019
The Complainant alleged that the North Kingstown Interview Committee was a public body under the OMA and was failing to comply with open meetings requirements. The undisputed evidence indicated that the Interview Committee was established by the Superintendent to assist with the selection of a new...
11/20/2019
Summary: This supplemental finding provides that the Office will not file suit based on the violations found in Spodnik v. Town of West Warwick, OM 19-28. Nonetheless, we admonished the Town that its conduct violated the OMA and may serve as evidence of a willful or knowing violation in any...
11/20/2019
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty in a court of law. Antonio Batista (age 35) Providence, RI P1/19-5889A On November 13, 2019,
11/20/2019
Media Contact: Major Darnell S. Weaver, Uniform Bureau Commander, 401-764-5606 At 1:15 PM, Troopers arrested Amanda Van Pelt, age 31, of 37 Oneida Street, Johnston, RI for: 1) Third District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Pretrial Conference on the original charge of False...