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New Police Records Laws SB1421 Compliance Requires more Resources

Admin March 5, 2019
Police Records

For months now Cities state wide have been bracing themselves as new police records laws are rolled out. That being SB 1421 and AB748 and the associated costs and man hours in fulfilment and compliance. These changes bring to an end decades of secrecy and non disclosure in respect of personnel police files. The new laws mandate that agencies make…

SB 1421 Retrospective pre January 1 2019 Argued RE Public Access

Admin February 1, 2019
Police Records

SB 1421 and AB 748 (Effective July 1 2019) are significant items of legislation signed on September 30th 2018 requiring changes as to how police (peace) records are made available. Widely seen as a response to shootings of unarmed minority males by police. The statutes shift some impetus towards the public when requesting police records which prior to this were…

University Police Records Within Open Records Law Ruling

Admin August 6, 2018
Police Records

A ruling by a Judge in Utah has Brigham Young University’s police department now subject to Utah’s open records law (subject to appeal). The lawsuit brought by The Salt Lake Tribune as a result of sexual assault claims at BYU. Thereafter the university’s response over a 19 year old (student) rape allegation from 2016. The ruling by Judge Laura Scott…

Commissioner Rules Traffic Tickets are Public Records

Admin September 20, 2017
Police Records

Vermont’s commissioner for public safety has ruled that Traffic tickets are now public records. Irrespective if a juvenile is named and from the time of issue. This ruling has thwarted efforts by State police to keep the ticket secret and out of reach of public records. The commissioner advised the a civil ticket is deemed a written record procured as…

Public Access to Police Records Hearing Closely Monitored

Admin November 11, 2016
Police Records

Public access to police records immediately following fatal force is under determination (New Jersey) by The Supreme Court. The case is poised to, once again, put government transparency under the spotlight. Public access to police records is qualified by what obligations law enforcement agencies are under. The main bone of contention is the naming of police officers engaging in fatal…

Police Records Check Accessed Around 2300 Times by BYU Police

Admin October 11, 2016
Police Records

The Utah County Attorney’s Office may well bring criminal charges or sanctions against BYU Police. With this in mind local law enforcement may also consider action. This follows revelations that over an eighteen month period BYU Police carried out a police records check around 2300 times. This brought to light by a Public Access Request by The Daily Herald. The…