On-line here is a November 26, 2013 West Virginia Supreme Court opinion that discusses police internal affairs records and holds that sometimes, the public right to access them is greater than the police officer’s or government’s interest in confidentiality.  A newspaper article regarding the decision is on-line here.

Perhaps it’s time to challenge New Jersey’s policy of never disclosing IA matters, even in closed cases, to the public.

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project. Please send all comments to [email protected]