Police Informant Policies Exempt From Records Law: Pa. Court

Law360, New York (August 31, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appellate court ruled Friday that the state's Right To Know Law does not require Pennsylvania State Police to turn over records detailing the department's training protocols for undercover informants, determining that releasing such documents would compromise investigatory operations.

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court affirmed the Office of Open Record's decision denying a request for the documents by Larry Adams, a Philipsburg physician convicted of illegally prescribing narcotics in exchange for a cut for the drugs' street sale, ruling that releasing documents related to the department's...
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