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10-IB13 RE: Appeal from Denial of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Records Request

Written on: October 8th, 2010 in 10002(l) (4) Exemptions - Criminal Files and Criminal Records

Complainant asserts that the DOJ violated FOIA open records requirements by not releasing an arrest file. The DOJ denied the request on the grounds that the information is either attorney work product or an investigative file. HELD: “Criminal Files”, which are distinct from “Criminal Records”, are confidential and not subject to release under FOIA.

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