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ID AG States Disclosure Exemptions for Active Investigatory Records

Upon request of the city attorney for Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, the state Attorney General (AG) opined as to whether city police must disclose all documents to the public or media. In his opinion, the AG considered chapter 3 of title 9 of the Idaho Code and 5 U.S.C. § 552 et seq.

The AG determined that there were six categories of exemptions for active investigatory records. They are records which, if disclosed would: (1) interfere with law enforcement proceedings; (2) deprive a person of a fair trial; (3) constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy; (4) disclose the identity of, or information furnished by, a confidential informant; (5) disclose non-routine investigative techniques or procedures; or (6) endanger life. See: Opinion No. 86-7 1936 Ida. AG LEXIS 11; 1986 Op. Atty. Gen. 40 (1986).

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Opinion No. 86-7 1936 Ida