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Oregon PRL Required Disclosure of Records Pertaining to Police Internal Investigations

Patrick Rice and Karen Rutledge, Portland, Oregon residents, sued the city of Portland in state court under state Public Records Law (PRL), Or. Rev. Stat. § 192.420 et seq, to compel disclosure of records pertaining to a police internal inquiry into a botched burglary investigation. The trial court dismissed, the appellate court reversed and the city appealed.
On appeal, the Supreme Court of Oregon found that no exemption applied to the records at issue; thus they were subject to disclosure on that basis, the Court affirmed the appellate court's reversal of the trial court's dismissal of the case. See: City of Portland v. Rice, 308 Ore. 113; 775 P.2d 1371 (1989).

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