D.C. body-cam program highlights issues of national concern
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D.C. body-cam access aired on Newseum TV

D.C. is at forefront of national debate over need to protect public access with sensitivity to crime victims' privacy concerns.

Flagstaff, Ariz., body camera video captures fatal encounter
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Coalition updates nationwide body cam access report

Find out how states, cities are addressing thorny issues of collection, retention and public access.

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Coalition's first amicus brief tests Council exemption claim

Superior Court ruling would create 'FOIA black hole' from which Council records might never escape.

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 6:01pm

A requester who is denied records of the planned Metro rail Safety Commission should get an independent review without the time and cost of going to court.

D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds
Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 2:47pm

  D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds, chair of the Committee on Housing and Community Development, announced in a Sept. 29, 2016 committee hearing that Advisory Neighborhood Commissions will not get a blanket exemption from the D.C. Freedom of Information Act.

  When introduced, in April, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission Omnibus Amendment Act of 2106 stated that ANCs would no longer be "public bodies" subject to the FOI Act. The bill's open meetings provisions, which are unenforceable and far less comprehensive than the D.C. Open Meetings Act, remain in Bill 21-697.