With the vote, the price of a police report dropped from at least
The cost of a CD loaded with electronic records plummeted from
The policy change was prompted by public-records requests and negotiation by
"They have the same equipment as in the town clerk's office," he said of the police department. Therefore, Hochuli said, the price should be the same.
Hochuli also recommended that police department employees email records, which they previously refused to do, citing security concerns.
"What security concerns? They are public records, and you are providing them to the press," he said.
Hochuli ordered a new round of training for the police department's public-records staff.
The department also recently changed its policy to allow the public to scan or photograph public records.
That shift was prompted by an advisory opinion from Attorney General
The town council did not publicly comment on the changes Monday night.
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