Court: Police records must be released to public

“When we first started investigating post-conviction cases in Ohio in 2003, the police regularly turned over files to us in response to public records request. By about 2010, after we had used those records to exonerate a number of people, many police departments started stonewalling us, which made it difficult to investigate claims of innocence. This ruling will go a long way to helping us correct injustices,” Godsey said. “And it is a huge win for transparency in Ohio.”

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