In order to get a better sense of what’s truly going on with public records laws, we decided to take a look at data from over 2,600 agencies in MuckRock’s API. The numbers show the staggering differences in state and local average response times as well as the number of requests filed and completed in those states.
As Sunshine Week draws to a close, state legislatures are set to review a number of records bills across the nation
As we wrap up Sunshine Week 2019, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of transparency bills currently making the rounds throughout state houses and senates.
An internal audit of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Chronic Offender Program and PredPol usage found few accurate ways to measure accountability in data-driven policing.
The DocumentCloud and MuckRock crew will be out at NICAR starting this Wednesday through Sunday, and we’d love to say hello. We’ll be part of an RSVP-only panel discussion Thursday and we’ll have a user meetup Saturday at 1pm on Saturday in the lobby.
This week’s FOIA round-up: FBI messed with the Wu-Tang Clan, EPA apologizes to reporter, and California AG threatens reporters over criminal cops
In this week’s FOIA round-up, the Federal Bureau of Investigation messed with the Wu-Tang Clan, the Environmental Protection Agency apologizes to an AP reporter after a FOIA’d video shows her being thrown out of headquarters, and California’s Attorney General threatens journalists who uncovered a list of 12,000+ criminal cops.
Beryl Lipton sent this request to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Office of Audits and Court Compliance of California