Ferguson city officials charge inflated fees for access to public documents

By Brad Matthews In the face of press attempts to access documents related to the summer police brutality death of Michael Brown and its aftermath, Ferguson officials are charging high fees just to allow journalistic access to public records normally protected by the states long-standing Sunshine Law pertaining to public records access.
According to the Associated Press, the city has demanded fees for documents that it could have released for free, without much in the way of explaining the reason for demanding such costs for the records. The fees are allowed by law, but are often accompanied by an explanation of the cost, and are …read more

Source: Watchdog Wire

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