Eric Mack v. Office of the District Attorney of the Bristol District

Current Revsion Submitted: Tue, 02/06/2024 - 13:58
Submitted by Jane Clayton on Thu, 11/16/2023 - 19:32

Plaintiff-Appellee seeks the disclosure of materials related to law enforcement’s actions surrounding a police shooting death under the Public Records Law. The specific disclosures Plaintiff-Appellee seeks bear a direct relation to the perceived legitimacy of the investigation surrounding the death and, ultimately, to the transparency and trust that lie at the heart of the Public Records Law and its recent amendments. The law’s purpose goes beyond just giving the public access to governmental records; it was intended to enable the public to make a full and fair assessment of police departments' internal investigations in order to improve trust and ensure the protection of constitutional rights. 

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