Public Records


How to Make a FOIA and PRA Request

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
There are two primary ways to request public records from state or federal governmental agencies. This guide will review what you can request in both a FOIA and PRA request, how to make each type of request, and provides a general template for creating a successful request.
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Tacoma Police Department violated Public Records Act, failed to disclose information on invasive surveillance technology
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
The Washington Supreme Court ruled that state legislators’ offices are subject to the state’s Public Records Act general public records disclosure mandate. 
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Thursday, June 28, 2018
Finding that Tacoma Police Department (TPD) deliberately withheld public records on its use of an invasive cell phone surveillance device, a judge in Pierce County ordered the City of Tacoma to pay fines, costs and fees in an amount she said is “necessary to deter future misconduct.” 
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Civil liberties highlights from the 2018 Washington State Legislative Session