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OM15-08/PR15-20 Higgins v. Lonsdale Fire District – Violation Found

The Lonsdale Fire District violated the APRA when it failed to timely respond to an APRA request and failed to identify the specific reasons for the denial. The Fire District was directed to respond to the APRA requests in a manner consistent with the APRA and this Department's finding, and was further instructed that it could not charge for the search, retrieval, or copying costs regarding the pending APRA requests. See R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-7(b).

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