Tag Archives: FOIA

Balancing Public Interest and Safety: Florida Sunshine Law Allows Release of Video from School Shooting

KEELIN BIELSKI—On February 14, 2018, a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. During the subsequent investigation, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, in a news conference, stated that he suspended Deputy Scot Peterson, the school’s resource officer, because security cameras at the school showed that Peterson stayed outside of the building for four […]

FOIA: So Hot Right Now

JENNY LEDIG—A president riding into office on the mantra “drain the swamp” might suggest an administration that would embrace the purpose of the Freedom of Information Act, facilitating government transparency and accountability. But now, after President Trump’s 100th day in office, his team so far shows no intention of increasing transparency under his administration. History […]