NOPD again ordered to pay attorneys’ fees after withholding public records


Jim Mustian of the The Advocate reported on July 26 that:

A state appeals court has ordered the New Orleans Police Department to shell out more than $20,000 in attorneys’ fees and litigation costs after the city lost its bid to withhold supplemental police reports from an investigator who sought the documents under the Louisiana Public Records Law.

The ruling, handed down last week by a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal, marked at least the second time in recent months that the city was required to pay thousands of dollars because of its failure to turn over public records.

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