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A lot of stories would just never come to life unless someone thought to request information about it. Sometimes those requests are inspired by a tip from a source or just a hunch a reporter has. Sometimes its filing just to see what comes back.
Last week, Curtis Waltman was given the opportunity to travel to Philadelphia, where the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference was being held. If you’ve ever wondered what a police trade show is like, you’re about to find out.
Amid the spate of random clown sightings around the country that made up the 2016 “Clownpocalyse,” Allan Lasser began filing for police incident reports regarding clowns. For Halloween, we’ve compiled a list of the most disturbing details to come out of those requests.
Public records aficionados know they’re in for a waiting game - requests can take weeks or years to get a response. In a 24-hour news cycle, how are last week’s documents still relevant?
|No response from State Department in two years|