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Virginia Freedom of Information Act

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  • Virginia court system keeping data secret – and keeping mum about it

    Virginia court system keeping data secret – and keeping mum about it
    A compilation of court records from Virginia's court system that, among other things, shows patterns in plea deals and sentencing and delays between criminal incidents, arrests and prosecution is now being held secret by the office that administers the state's court system.
  • Man charged in Charlottesville case was accused of sexual assault at CNU

    Man charged in Charlottesville case was accused of sexual assault at CNU
    NEWPORT NEWS — The man charged with abducting a University of Virginia student who went missing nearly three weeks ago was accused of sexual assault at Christopher Newport University 11 years ago. Jesse L. Matthew Jr. — who police say also...

    Man charged in Charlottesville abduction was investigated at CNU

    Man charged in Charlottesville abduction was investigated at CNU
    NEWPORT NEWS — The suspect accused of abducting a missing University of Virginia student and linked to a slain Virginia Tech student was investigated in connection with a possible felony while enrolled at Christopher Newport University 11 years ago....

    Enabling bad behavior

    Virginia's Freedom of Information Act lets state and local governments hide critical information from you when officials do their jobs badly. It lets them keep secret when top public servants — such as city managers and others who wield...

    State police argue they can't release mug shots of two former cops charged with embezzlement

    State police argue they can't release mug shots of two former cops charged with embezzlement
    The arrest of former Windsor Police Chief Arlis "Vic" Reynolds turned into the case of the missing mug shot this week, as agencies pointed fingers over who was supposed to have Reynolds' processing paperwork. Ultimately, the Virginia State Police...