Latest Freedom of Information Act News

Pentagon releases first video of botched Kabul airstrike

Jan. 19, 2022 21:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has declassified and publicly released video footage of a U.S. drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 civilians in the final hours of a chaotic American withdrawal that ended a 20-year war in Afghanistan. The New York Times obtained the footage through...

Attorney sues Virginia for withholding lab records

Jan. 05, 2022 18:08 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An attorney for a man who came within days of being executed in Virginia for a murder he didn’t commit has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against a state agency that’s withholding records the attorney believes will show authorities could have gotten the right...

Airport gets new name as some decry lack of public input

Dec. 19, 2021 13:16 PM EST

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — One of Connecticut’s airports has a new name. Bridgeport city officials approved the renaming of Igor Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford as the Bridgeport Igor Sikorsky Memorial Airport. The Connecticut Post reported the move was made Friday without...

Va. gov't employee names now left off credit card expenses

Dec. 12, 2021 13:53 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state agencies are being told to no longer identify for the public which employees are incurring expenses on government credit cards, officials said. The recommendation, coming from the state Department of Accounts at the request of a bank, appears to...

Lawmakers OK ban on FOIA-avoidant apps for state employees

Nov. 09, 2021 19:14 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House on Tuesday approved a ban on the use of messaging apps or other software on state employees’ work-issued electronic devices if the technology would prevent communications from being subject to public record requests. The bill...

Delaware AG: Office of embattled state auditor violated FOIA

Oct. 25, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The office of Delaware’s embattled state auditor violated the state’s Freedom of Information Act over a period of several years by failing to properly maintain logs of public records requests, the attorney general’s office has determined. In an...