FAC Free Speech & Open Government Award Winners
Monterey County Weekly & Citizen Activist Bill Branch
honored at Cal Press Banquet
The 2015 award recipients are both equally deserving of public honor for their advancement of government transparency. Read more about their incredible achievements by clicking the button below.
WATCH NOW: Pulling Back the Blue Curtain
Examing police secrecy vs the public’s right to know
On Sept. 16, FAC’s Peter Scheer, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of UC Irvine School of Law, and a panel of distinguished law-enforcement access attorneys tackled issues of police secrecy and the public’s right to know about law enforcement tactics. If you missed the sold-out event, you’re in luck! Watch the 90-minute video right now!
PULLING BACK THE BLUE CURTAIN
Accessing law enforcement records (Video)
You might want to put on welding goggles and spf 50 sunscreen because more than a few sparks fly when FAC’s Peter Scheer and KPCC’s Frank Stoltze ask the panel of law-enforcement-access experts: “How much access to police records is warranted; how much is too much?
PUBLIC BUSINESS; PRIVATE EMAIL
A model policy for local governments
When public officials conduct the public’s business using emails — from a .gov public account or their private email account–the public should have access. Easier said than done. FAC offers a simple, practical model policy for local governments’ management of email.