Posts Tagged ‘Local’

DNA links local man to fatal armored truck robbery – The New Orleans Advocate

DNA links local man to fatal armored truck robberyThe New Orleans AdvocateFederal law enforcement officials believe the suspect fled the state and bought a $50,000 car after the December heist, according to court records that reveal new details of the unsolved robbery. The FBI, which declined to comment on the investigation, …and more »

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Privacy versus public health conflict in prescription bill – Daily Local News

Privacy versus public health conflict in prescription billDaily Local NewsOriginally, the bill required investigators to have a court-issued search warrant with the higher standard of probable cause for some — not all — records. State Sen. Pat Vance, R-Cumberland, failed to return messages seeking comment, but a co …and more »

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Local Law Enforcement Act Like CIA, Abuse Public Records Laws to Conceal … – Firedoglake

Local Law Enforcement Act Like CIA, Abuse Public Records Laws to Conceal …FiredoglakeA government agency is “required to respond to a public records request by searching for and releasing relevant documents.” But, even more significantly, this response is inept if not flat-out disingenuous. “The Sunrise Police Department has already …and more »

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GUEST COLUMN: A ray of hope for the public records law – Wicked Local Malden

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GUEST COLUMN: A ray of hope for the public records lawWicked Local MaldenJust in time for Sunshine Week, March 16-22, a legislative committee has issued a favorable report on a bill to improve public access to government records. If enacted into law, the bill would provide long-overdue updates to the state's public records [...]

GUEST COLUMN: A ray of hope for the public records law – Wicked Local Middleton

GUEST COLUMN: A ray of hope for the public records lawWicked Local MiddletonJust in time for Sunshine Week, March 16-22, a legislative committee has issued a favorable report on a bill to improve public access to government records. If enacted into law, the bill would provide long-overdue updates to the state's public records …and more »

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Spy game: Local police tap cell phones – Watchdog.org

Spy game: Local police tap cell phonesWatchdog.org“This record makes it very clear that (Tallahassee Police Department) were not going to get a search warrant because they had never gotten a search warrant for this technology,” an appeals court judge said. Beyond the prospect of unconstitutional …and more »

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Contact 6 helps local woman delete public record – fox6now.com

Contact 6 helps local woman delete public recordfox6now.comLynn had a job interview coming up and did what many of us might do – she did a simple internet search on herself. She found her name is on a link to a website called Court-Records-Management.com. It shows an old charge for disorderly conduct – which …

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Cell phone surveillance: the new tool in local law enforcement’s arsenal – WTSP 10 News

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Cell phone surveillance: the new tool in local law enforcement's arsenalWTSP 10 NewsLocally, Pasco Co. acknowledged using the technique at least once to find a violent suspect. … Most denied public records requests, arguing that criminals or terrorists could use the information to thwart important crime-fighting and surveillance …It's not just the NSAGOPUSAVIDEO: [...]

Washington Times Wants Federal Court To Force Coast Guard To Return … – CBS Local

Washington Times Wants Federal Court To Force Coast Guard To Return …CBS LocalThe Coast Guard said the records were returned several weeks after the search after officials determined that Hudson had obtained the records marked “law enforcement sensitive” though a public records request. The seizure came amid ongoing criticism of …and more »

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County recorder: FOIA a burden on local government – Bloomington Pantagraph

County recorder: FOIA a burden on local governmentBloomington PantagraphIf a person asks for a specific document, Newcom said he is happy to provide it, but those asking him to complete a land records search will meet with resistance. “I think the law needs to be revised to protect public officials from the demands of …

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