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Tag Archives: Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

Supreme Court orders judge to justify hiding records about misconduct in DA George Brauchler’s office

The state Supreme Court has granted The Colorado Independent’s emergency petition for help in our fight to unseal records about prosecutorial misconduct in a death […]...

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February 8, 2018 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Lawsuit challenges Aurora’s ‘blanket policy’ of rejecting requests for police internal affairs files

The city of Aurora’s “blanket policy” of denying open records requests for police internal affairs files, apparently without regard to the facts and circumstances of […]...

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December 19, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Should judges in Colorado be able to seal criminal court records without a uniform standard on secrecy?

In a terse letter, a committee of the Colorado Supreme Court has rejected CFOIC’s call for a uniform standard for sealing court files in criminal […]...

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December 13, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Attorney General’s office opposes 2017 open records legislation

This story was originally published by the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition.  After months of work by stakeholders, proposed 2017 legislation is taking shape that […]...

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December 6, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Government employee records in Colorado: What’s confidential, what’s not?

Colorado’s open-records law is clear: A government employee’s personnel file is off limits to the public....

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June 3, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

A mother’s quest for police records on the death of her son

Rochelle Reynolds had lots of questions after her 25-year-old son, John, died following an early-morning encounter with police in the western Colorado town of Olathe […]...

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March 3, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Some counties charge thousands of dollars for public inspection of voted-ballot records

  This story first appeared on the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition website.   The public can inspect voted ballots in Colorado. So says a state […]...

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November 13, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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In Colorado, newspapers fight to keep publishing public notices by counties

Colorado’s newspaper industry is fighting a proposed new law that would phase out the required publication of county public notices. Proponents of the proposed law, […]

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