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PR 16-02 Collette v. Town of Hopkinton - No Violation

Complainant alleged that the Town violated the APRA when it denied him access to requested documents. Based on all the evidence presented, we found that the privacy interests implicated by disclosure clearly outweighed the public interest and, therefore, disclosure would "constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy." See R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-2(4)(A)(I)(b). We also concluded that several documents fell within APRA Exemption (K) "[p]reliminary drafts, notes, impressions, memoranda, working papers, and work products" that have not been "submitted at a public meeting of a public body." See R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-2(4)(K).

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