D.C. body-cam program highlights issues of national concern
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D.C. body-cam access aired on Newseum TV

D.C. is at forefront of national debate over need to protect public access with sensitivity to crime victims' privacy concerns.

Flagstaff, Ariz., body camera video captures fatal encounter
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Coalition publishes nationwide body cam access report

Find out how states, cities are addressing thorny issues of collection, retention and public access.

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Coalition's first amicus brief tests Council exemption claim

Superior Court ruling would create 'FOIA black hole' from which Council records might never escape.

Posted on Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 4:59pm

After three years and a losing court fight, the D.C. Council is nearing agreement on releasing records requested by activists concerning the controversial McMillan Reservoir development deal.

Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 2:26pm

Dear Friend of Open Government:

We are only two-thirds of the way aathrough 2016, and this has already proven to be a banner year for the D.C. Open Government Coalition. While we could rest on several accomplishments that would constitute a “good year” for a group of our size and budget, we still have several challenges ahead for this year. That’s why I’m writing to you, to ask for your help and support for our work to make government in the District of Columbia – and nationwide – as open and transparent as possible.