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 Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:59pm

The District of Columbia, citing the "novelty" of this Open Meetings Act enforcement action, got more time over the holidays for the mayor's Caribbean Community Affairs Commission to figure out its next step in the case. The commission is one of the D.C.

Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 8:42pm

UPDATE: Brushing aside the government's argument that the nonprofit organizations that brought the case are unrepresentative PACER users, the court decided January 24 that the case could go forward on behalf of a huge class--all those PACER users who paid fees between