Washington, D.C.

DC Government Violated its Own Open Records Law Over 900 Times Last Year

Not very good at responding to requests for records very promptly

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The District government violated its own open records law more than 900 times last year when its agencies took at least 26 days to respond to requests filed under the D.C. Freedom of Information Act, a city report shows.

D.C. law requires agencies to respond within 15 business days to records requests, although they can impose a 10-day extension at the government's discretion.