The ACLU of Northern California is suing to overturn the ordinance.
Irvington Township says it's being bullied by 82-year-old Elouise McDaniel and is asking a court to block her from filing public records requests.
Lack of participation from police departments has stymied the FBI's national use-of-force database for the past three years, but FBI Director Christopher Wray said a required threshold has finally been met.
Three years since it launched, an FBI data collection program on police use-of-force incidents has yet to gain enough participation to release any statistics.
All of this is a transparent effort to stop lawsuits from those who have been tortured.
In a program separate from the ones disclosed by Edward Snowden, we see more mass secret domestic data collection.
New administrations usually issue memos on transparency. The Biden administration has ignored calls to do so.
Defense lawyer Amy Phillips is suing over what she calls the department's "watchlist policy."
Do Americans have a right to know the extent that the government surveils them?
Top Cop Who Presided Over Deadly Corruption in Houston Loses His New Job in Miami 6 Months After He Was Hired
Art Acevedo provoked many complaints, but they paled in comparison to his prior record of negligence and obliviousness.
The Fairfax County School Board took legal action to cover up its own mistake.
How big is the defection from government schools in the country's largest district? That's for politicians to know, and you to find out.
Whistleblowers and publishers are crucial for keeping government officials reasonably honest.
The COVID-19 adviser's unsatisfying explanation of his conversion feeds skepticism about the value of a sensible precaution.
State investigators say shooting justified because Andrew Brown Jr. drove toward law enforcement to escape arrest.
North Carolina's Terrible Body Camera Law Blocks Important Information in a Controversial Police Shooting
Will the public ever see why deputies shot Andrew Brown?
Blame the media for running anonymous sources, but don't let government off the hook for its secrecy and misinformation.
Poorly written “Marsy’s Law” may keep citizens from knowing which officers are using deadly force on the job.
Investigators Say Portland Activist Michael Reinoehl Likely Fired at Police Before He Was Fatally Shot
Reason is still waiting on public records related to the shooting after a judge blocked its requests until the investigation was completed.
The 2nd Circuit rejected the police unions' arguments that disclosure would invade officers' privacy and put them in danger.
The move is similar to what's known as a "reverse FOIA" lawsuit, which forces the requester to go to court to defend his right to access public records.
The PACER database is antiquated and expensive to access, and that's just the way the federal judiciary likes it.
It's an improvement over the status quo. But time will tell how frequently the feds try to suppress important footage.
Transparency is only for the little people, it would seem.
Tensions are high over the weekend shooting of two deputies.
The unions argued that releasing unsubstantiated complaints would harm officers' reputations and threaten their safety.
A federal judge gags the New York Civil Liberties Union, but a media outlet manages to collect and publish a database of misbehaving cops.
This Week in Policing Reform: Hawaii Lifts Police Secrecy, Civilian Oversight Boards Make Ballots in Miami and Philadelphia
And Sen. Tim Scott (R–S.C.) says policing reform in Congress might not be dead after all.
Police Agencies in New York and Los Angeles Drag Their Feet over Body Camera Footage and Misconduct Records
Efforts to force sunlight into police conduct have been thwarted by noncompliance.
It's been nearly four months since a Maryland SWAT team killed Duncan Lemp, and there's been no transparency.
Members of Congress may have benefited from small business funds, and government watchdogs are warning that the program appears susceptible to fraud.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says that information is confidential. Government watchdogs say that excuse is bogus.
New York was a national outlier in hiding police misconduct records. The state legislature finally repealed the law responsible for it.
If Art Acevedo had any shame, he would be engaging in less grandstanding and more introspection.
From tighter use-of-force rules to eliminating qualified immunity, here are some reforms that could make a real difference.
Would you be surprised if you learned the former district attorney was caught leasing an SUV with asset forfeiture funds?
There’s a lot of work to be done to prevent future George Floyds. Here are some baby steps.
For decades, New York's secrecy regime has hidden police misconduct records from families and reporters.
The Michael Flynn Unmasking Fight Is Another Chance for More Transparency About Secret Government Surveillance
People insisted the wiretapping of Carter Page was perfectly normal. That turned out to be wrong.
Privacy activists say we should be alarmed by the rise of automated facial recognition surveillance. Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan says it's time to embrace the end of privacy as we know it.