The Florida Supreme Court rejected an effort by the state’s largest police union to prevent the disclosure of the names of officers involved in shootings.
Hiding travel records by changing the state's decades-old open records law
Support independent journalism on whistleblowers, secrecy, and press freedom-related issues. Become a subscriber of The Dissenter. A police department in Virginia has twisted the state’s freedom of information law to try and block the names of officers from being shared with OpenOversightVA, a group of volunteer researchers who maintain
The following article was made possible by paid subscribers. Support independent journalism on secrecy, whistleblowers, and press freedom. Subscribe and get a 30-day free trial. For decades, the United States Congress has allowed the White House and the wider executive branch to assert control over classified information. Members of Congress
In 2017, Bloomberg reporter Jason Leopold submitted a Freedom of Information request for “photographed copies of all artwork created by Guantanamo detainees.” Leopold waited about five years before United States Southern Command, or SOUTHCOM, fulfilled the request. The joint command removed portions of hundreds of paintings, invoking an exemption for