Archive | January, 2018

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Attorney General brings needed clarity to open meetings law

The Kansas Attorney General’s Office recently issued two official opinions (AGOs) that go a long way toward clarifying a provision of state law that allows many state, county, and municipal agencies to discuss public business in closed, or executive, sessions. The Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) generally requires government bodies to meet openly so that […]

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Officer-involved shootings and “Body Cams”

As the use of body-worn cameras grows, so do the odds that images and sounds depicting the use of force by law enforcement will be a matter of public concern.  Law enforcement’s disparate responses to two high-profile officer-involved shootings, one in Topeka involving an armed and fleeing suspect, and the other in Wichita involving a deadly prank, highlight why […]

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