Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Private Investigator News: Rhode Island witness statements in police reports are public records

"The Rhode Island Department of Public Safety now acknowledges that a witness statement in a crime, a motor vehicle accident or other kinds of police incidents is a public record.

That implied acknowledgment is contained in proposed changes to department rules that would be adopted to implement the state Access to Public Records Act.

In effect, and at least for the time being, the department has bowed to advocates of government transparency who complained about the proposed rules changes."

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