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Openness, public win with ruling

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Posted: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 11:00 am

Kentucky’s Open Records Act is vital in making sure the public has access to anything government related.

Without the transparency, the public wouldn’t know a lot about the workings of their local and state governments.

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2 comments:

  • Larry Fiehn posted at 6:06 pm on Wed, Jan 1, 2014.

    Larry Fiehn Posts: 338

    EXCELLENT victory for openness in government, and in this case, Mike Denney and I are in agreement. Law enforcement is now one of the biggest abusers of secrecy. They investigate each other and the Commonwealth Attorneys aren't really interested in any wrongdoing by LEOs, either. Grand juries should be required by State law anytime there is possibly misconduct by law enforcement.

     
  • mikedenney posted at 12:09 pm on Wed, Jan 1, 2014.

    mikedenney Posts: 708

    Good work. Hopefully the KORA will also be used effectively to open up--and speed up--investigations like last year's police-involved shooting, as well as the traffic fatality involving the KSP Trooper, who killed an innocent female while driving home from 'shooting practice'. He'd been involved in at least two other cases of distracted driving, but all this has never really come out effectively, AND he was nearly-immediately promoted to become the KSP spokesperson against just what he was suspected of himself--'distracted driving'. The investigations in these officer-involved cases are appallingly low-key and handled 'in-house', all while their offices hire the most expensive local attorney synonymous for handling these internal investigations, while the actions happened in public, to public citizens, which I hold as unfair, secretive, fraught with opportunities for deceit, and misrepresentational of our collective rights as a populace, in many, many ways.

     

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