Progress in Police Report Access Fight

September 1- The Progress is making progress in its free speech fight.

 

The student newspaper at Eastern Kentucky University celebrated a bit of a breakthrough in its efforts to obtain access to full versions of university police reports. Currently, university police deliver reports weekly and withhold key information, including arrestees’ addresses, claiming invasion of privacy concerns. According to the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Kentucky Attorney General recently stated that such expunging was overly censorious and not in line with state law.

 

Questions remain about the impact of the AG’s legal analysis and the battle continues, but it is a step in the right direction for unfettered access to information the public and the press has a right to know.

 

Kudos to The Progress for standing up to the powers-that-be.

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