Police (Misc.)

1999 FOIA Changes Made Non-Criminal Incident Reports Subject to FOI for the First Time

FOI Advisory Council Opinion AO-10-03

A suicide report held by a police department is generally available as a noncriminal incident report, though personal, medical or financial information may be redacted.

Connell v. Kersey

(NOTE: The 2002 General Assembly added an amendment to FOIA reversing this decision and making clear that all constitutional offices are subject to FOI law.)

Present: All the Justices

JAMES G. CONNELL III v ANDREW KERSEY

OPINION BY JUSTICE LAWRENCE L. KOONTZ, JR.

Record No. 001729

June 8, 2001

FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FAIRFAX COUNTY
Jane Marum Roush, Judge

FOI Advisory Council Opinion AO-16-01

List of concealed handgun permit holders is a public record.

FOI Advisory Council Opinion AO-06-01

noncriminal incident police reports are available under FOIA, though police may excise personal identifying information; phone director of city employees, if it exists, is subject to disclosure under FOIA.

Connell v. Kersey

Commonwealth Attorney not a public body under FOIA. Criminal incident information need only be summarized; the actual records need not be disclosed.

Tull v. Brown

Tapes used to record 911 calls are public records, but they are exempt as noncriminal incident information.

Attorney General's Opinion 1996 #102

Bail and Recognizances: prior AG opinions described as public records commitment papers, continuance cards and other info relevant to making bail, extend to giving it to magistrates who ask for it.

Attorney General's Opinion 1991 #013

Files associated with an active investigation may be withheld, but do not have to be after the investigation is complete.

Attorney General's Opinion 1990 #009

Booking photos and mug shots are official records that must be disclosed.

Attorney General's Opinion 1987-88 #037

Jail registers are open records, but some information in a so-called 'dispatch log' is confidential, as is some information in a so-called 'jail log.'

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