Monday, November 16, 2009

Public access to all Oklahoma police incident reports restored as of Nov. 1

Police incident reports not involving an arrest are once again open to the public under legislation that takes effect today.

House Bill 1049 rectifies a 2005 amendment to the Open Records Act that police departments interpreted as allowing the release of incident reports only pertaining to an arrest.

No arrest. No report.

Complaints about the new statutory language were ignored until an incident in February 2008 involving state Labor Commissioner Lloyd Fields. Read more

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