Instead of improving enforcement, the Legislature decided to allow municipal agencies to grant themselves up to 25 business days to produce records
BROKEN RECORDS: THE PITTS ARE DEEPER THAN WE THOUGHT
In response to our recent column, Pittsfield police say they will not prevent future loss of evidence, while Berkshire DA calls his office’s failure to review evidence before a court date fair and ethical
BROKEN RECORDS: THE PITTS
Western Mass city loses police records, DA keeps failure secret
QUINCY LIES: MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS GARISHLY FLOUT MASS PUBLIC RECORDS LAW
They repeated these falsehoods to Kane-McGunigle, us, the Boston Globe, and to Galvin’s office.
THE SECRETARY OF SECRECY: A NEW COLUMN ABOUT PUBLIC RECORDS REFORM IN MASS, AND JUST IN TIME
There are a few possible solutions. One would be giving Galvin’s office more power to enforce the law. Another would be to streamline the process by eliminating Galvin’s role entirely and having the AG’s office handle the process from start to finish.