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    The Freedom of Information Act

    I had a member ask me about this today. Has anyone filed for this to obtain information about a case? I'm thinking it might be very handy when sleuthing Cold Cases?

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    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Following my daughter's murder in California, the police refused to give up ANY information to a private investigator "because the case is ongoing." In short, if the case is open, none of the information is public. Unfortunately, cold cases are still active cases.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    There are similar Acts at the state level. I think it would be good to post them as we come across them.

    Here is New Jersey's Open Public Records Act.

    And New York's Freedom of Information Law

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