D.C. police group files suit against Fenty
The D.C Fraternal Order of Police filed suit Tuesday against Mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s administration, alleging it failed to respond to a request for information about how the District's police department works with Peaceoholics.
In the suit filed in D.C. Superior Court, the FOP seeks judicial relief because it alleges the administration “has delayed its response” to a freedom of information act request filed last month.
The group is backing Vincent C. Gray in the mayor's race.
The request, filed with the Office of Chief Technology Officer, seeks all documents between Jan. 1 2007 and July 17 about how the police department responds to requests from Peaceoholics and whether the agency uses government resources to assist the group. The request also seeks information on whether the police department has ever evaluated whether Peaceoholics is effective.
Under D.C. law, government agencies are expected to comply with a Freedom of Information Act. request within 15 days, although a 10-day extension can be granted in “unusual circumstances.”
Kristopher Baumann, chairman of the local FOP lodge, said the administration has yet to respond.
For more details check out the D.C. Wire.
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| August 10, 2010; 12:37 PM ET
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