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City of Havre sued over public records access

The Havre Daily News and eight other newspapers and news organizations have sued the city of Havre and three Police Department supervisers, including the former police chief, alleging that the department violated Montana law when information was blackened out in a police report turned over to a newspaper reporter.

The newspaper is asking a District Court judge to order the Havre Police Department to develop and implement a policy that will require the department to provide complete copies of all initial incident reports requested by the public during regular business hours. It also says the...

 

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