State Integrity news for Virginia from SII partner WAMU:
Virginia was given a failing grade this spring by the State Integrity Investigation. Since that time, Virginia Press Association president Ginger Stanley has been in Richmond pushing for more access.
"The General Assembly has been very reluctant to ever see the access community's side of it," says Stanley.
Among the issues in Virginia: The state allows police to shield complaints, memoranda, correspondence, case files, reports and witness statements in all cases, regardless of what the case is about, and regardless of whether a case is open or closed.
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