Nashville police chief publicly blasts DA spokesman who released name of alleged rape victim

The Nashville Police Chief publicly blasted a spokesman in the District Attorney’s office for releasing a police incident report to a TV station that contained the name of a housekeeping employee who Continue Reading

Will Vanderbilt rape case provide answer to nagging public records question?

By FRANK GIBSON Public Policy Director for Tennessee Press Association As unbelievable as it might sound, it has taken 27 years to find a case to challenge the way local Continue Reading

7 new laws affecting meetings, records in TN – plus a few that didn’t make it

As the 108th General Assembly wraps up this week, here’s a quick rundown on new laws affecting government meetings and open records in Tennessee: Legislation passed: Sexual assault victims: The Continue Reading

Johnson City Press: Closing sexual assault records a slippery slope

Robert Houk, Opinion page editor for the Johnson City Press, looks at one of the top legislative priorities of the state’s law enforcement this year — closing records related to Continue Reading

Bill allowing anonymity to sexual assault victims moves forward

From Tom Humphrey’s Humphrey on Hill blog on the sexual assault victims bill: After being narrowed from its original scope, legislation to keep some information about rape victims from the public advanced Continue Reading