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Freedom of Information Act

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  • IPRA recommends Chicago cop be fired for off-duty shooting

     IPRA recommends Chicago cop be fired for off-duty shooting
    The city agency that investigates the most serious misconduct allegations against Chicago police officers has recommended for the first time in its nearly eight-year history that an officer be fired for shooting someone. The Independent Police Review...
  • Is State's New Transparency Law For Charter Managers Strong Enough?

    Is State's New Transparency Law For Charter Managers Strong Enough?
    After last year's debacle involving the Hartford-based Jumoke Academy charter school operation, many legislators arrived at the Capitol this year on a mission to improve the control and regulation of charter schools. A new law, passed with overwhelming...
  • WVU to pay nearly $1 million in attorney's fees

    West Virginia University will pay West Virginia Radio Corp. nearly $1 million for a partial reimbursement of attorney fees related to a recently settled media rights lawsuit. The Dominion Post reports (http://bit.ly/1GR01eE) WVU officials released the...
  • Chicago Tribune sues city to get email records

    Chicago Tribune sues city to get email records
    The Chicago Tribune sued the city of Chicago on Wednesday in a dispute over the news organization's public records request for emails from the office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The complaint, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, said the Tribune sought 25...
  • Why No Public Discussion For UConn's $1.3 Billion Budget?

    Why No Public Discussion For UConn's $1.3 Billion Budget?
    The University of Connecticut is a public university, though you wouldn't always know it from the way school officials do business. In the spring there was a battle over the secrecy-loving UConn Foundation, and whether it should be subject to the state'...
  • Police Chiefs Back Body Camera Bill, But Others Skeptical

    The state's police chiefs are backing a much-debated billĀ at the state CapitolĀ that calls for additional training in the use of excessive force and body cameras. But some local police and their unions have raised questions about the bill. While some...
  • Elections Agency Votes To Enforce Subpoena On Democrats

    Elections Agency Votes To Enforce Subpoena On Democrats
    HARTFORD — The State Elections Enforcement Commission decided Thursday to take legal action against the state Democratic Party over its refusal to comply with a May 29 subpoena for documents and internal communications concerning the 2014 re-...
  • Gawker wins lawsuit against FBI in Hulk Hogan sex tape case

    A federal judge has ordered the FBI to turn over evidence related to professional wrestler Hulk Hogan's sex tape. Gawker sued the FBI after it refused a Freedom of Information Act request for the evidence, which could find its way into Hogan's invasion...
  • Vanguard opposes misconduct, but expects police officers to be supported

    Vanguard opposes misconduct, but expects police officers to be supported
    The leadership of the Vanguard Justice Society welcomes the challenge from Commissioner Anthony Batts to "stand and project [our] voice" against any misconduct by Baltimore police officers and we stand firm against any actions that lead residents to...
  • Hancock unit at Eastern State to lose all Medicaid funding

    Hancock unit at Eastern State to lose all Medicaid funding
    Seventy-five residents of the Hancock Geriatric Treatment Center at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg — average age 74, all with severe mental illness and behavioral problems, and most with complex medical issues — need to find a new...
  • State police investigate payout to ex-Huntington chief

    A payout issued to a former Huntington police chief by Mayor Steve Williams is being investigated by the West Virginia State Police. The Cabell County prosecutor's office requested the investigation, state police First Lt. Michael Baylous told The...