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The Transparency Project

The goal of The Transparency Project is to help families who are survivors of victims of murder or suspicious death, to gain access to police records related to the investigation of the death of their loved one. This will primarily involve making sure the police agency involved is complying in full with the Sunshine or Open Records laws in effect in their particular jurisdiction. It can include filing appeals when requests for records are denied, and/or recommending changes to existing laws that are overly restrictive.

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Florida sheriff’s office to withhold release of crime information following passage of Marsy’s Law

Florida sheriff’s office to withhold release of crime information following passage of Marsy’s Law

Following an adoption of an amendment to the Florida state constitution, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has stopped releasing the location of certain crimes.

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California law enforcement agencies share preparations for new records laws

California law enforcement agencies share preparations for new records laws

Police oversight takes a step forward in California once the new year hits. Two new laws will give access to internal police investigations and body camera footage in 2019, prompting police agencies to prepare for incoming records request.

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Access to police records is an issue all across the country

Access to police records is an issue all across the country

Public records advocates have always fought for stronger laws that allow for better oversight and accountability. Despite these efforts, law enforcement agencies are still finding loopholes to allow for the retention of information. While new police transparency bills in California and a recent public records overhaul in Massachusetts are huge victories for access, requesters still face serious barriers when trying to peek past the thin blue line.

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A look at transparency on the ballot this 2018 midterm election

A look at transparency on the ballot this 2018 midterm election

Ahead of tomorrow’s midterm elections, voters in Nevada and San Francisco, California prepare to decide on the future of their government’s power over open access. If you’re voting in either location, make sure you’re knowledgeable on the potential impacts on transparency effects these two ballot measures could have.

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Medford Police Department appears to be ignoring public records requests, in some cases for years

Medford Police Department appears to be ignoring public records requests, in some cases for years

An improved public records law was passed on Beacon Hill two years ago, but just five miles away, the Medford Police Department continues to neglect its legal obligations to records requesters and the public.

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