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Arkansas Police Chief Arrested for Violating State’s FOIA

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An Arkansas Police Chief was arrested for violating the state’s Freedom of Information Act when he refused to provide 911 recordings to The Daily World in Helena. The paper requested the recordings after a family alleged that a 911 dispatcher made improper comments to their 6-year-old son after he called 911 and hung up. Mayor James Valley and the reporter disagree about whether the recordings exist, but the mayor said the system will be fixed so that outgoing calls will be recorded in the future. (2/18/08)