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AG's opinion would restrict public's access to information

Tim Leeds

Havre Daily News

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The Montana Attorney General's office Monday issued a draft opinion that would allow police to withhold the names of crime victims if victims made that request.

The office said it will issue a formal opinion even though the Havre Daily News, joined by news organizations across the state, has filed a lawsuit asking a state District Court judge to clarify what public information should be included in initial incident reports by law enforcement officers. The attorney general's office normally do...

 

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