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The Long Blue Line Is One of Silence

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· Story link The Columbian in Vancouver, Washington is in a protracted fight with the local sheriff’s office over access…

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The Columbian in Vancouver, Washington is in a protracted fight with the local sheriff’s office over access to police records, primarily those involving citizen complaints and disciplinary records. That prompted an in-depth look at the “blue wall of silence,” reinforced by the police guild contract with the sheriff’s office that puts confidentiality ahead of the public’s right to know. (1/24/05)