Mary Burke redux

After commenting at a Criminal Justice Conference back in September that led to all sorts of confusion within police departments, WI Assistant Attorney General Mary Burke has written an opinion that goes some way towards redeeming her in the eyes of open records activists.

Police departments must weigh the public interest in deciding whether to release their records and cannot simply deny access to information by saying a matter is under investigation or has been referred to prosecutors”

A step in the right direction.


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