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Friday, March 27, 2009

New Orleans newspaper sues city for public records

The Times-Picayune newspaper has sued New Orleans for not fulfilling three records requests, the AP reported.
New Orleans' daily newspaper has sued the city, seeking various public records, including the credit card statements of city employees and the e-mails of city recovery chief Ed Blakely and Rica Trigs, head of the city library system.

The Times-Picayune filed the suit Tuesday in Civil District Court. The newspaper says the city has not fulfilled three separate records requests filed between May and December.

The newspaper also has intervened in a separate lawsuit that seeks to block the release of New Orleans Police Department records of internal investigations into police officers, including those involved in the New Year's Eve fatal shooting of Adolph Grimes.
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