Lawsuit against Rhode Island town police department

The Rhode Island affiliate of the ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the North Smithfield, Rhode Island police department on the grounds that the department of violating the state’s Access to Public Records Act by refusing to turn over an arrest report.

The suit alleges that a police dispatcher refused in November 2008 to give a community activist a copy of an arrest report related to a traffic stop. The ACLU says the dispatcher erroneously told the activist the report was off-limits until criminal charges were resolved. The suit seeks $1,000 in damages.


RI town sued over alleged open records violation.


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