Knoxville News Sentinel: Oak Ridge police deny access to incident report

The Knoxville News Sentinel explores whether police incident reports, also called offense reports, should be subject to the Tennessee Public Records Act and open for public view.

The story was sparked when Oak Ridge police denied the News Sentinel’s request to view an incident report related to an alleged sexual assault of a woman by someone “who appeared to be a police officer or security guard.” Police say the alleged crime is under investigation so the report is protected from disclosure.

TCOG is quoted, as well as Office of Open Records Counsel Elisha Hodge.

Here’s a link to the story.






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