Topic: Civil Rights

Records Request to Arizona DOC for Communications with IT Company About Software Error Holding Inmates for Extended Time

March 8, 2021
Records request to the Arizona Department of Corrections (DOC) seeking communications with the company Business & Decision, North America, which the DOC contracted with to create software. The software contained a bug that led to inmates being held longer than required.

Records Request to Arizona DOC for Communications Regarding News Story About Software Error

March 8, 2021
Records request to the Arizona Department of Corrections seeking communications and directives regarding the news story about the software bug holding inmates longer than required.

Records Request to Arizona Governor’s Office for Communications About Software Error Holding Inmates for Extended Time

March 8, 2021
Records request to the Arizona GovernorÕs Office seeking communications regarding the software bug that led to inmates being held in prison longer than required.

Records Request to Arizona Attorney General’s Office for Communications About Software Error Holding Inmates for Extended Time

March 8, 2021
Records request to the Arizona Attorney General's Office seeking communications regarding the software bug that led to inmates being held in prison longer than required.

Missouri Sen. Brattin Communications Concerning Bill Protecting Drivers who Hit Protestors from Liability

March 3, 2021
Records from the Missouri Senate in response to American Oversight's request for Sen. Rick Brattin’s communications concerning a bill that would protect drivers from liability if they hit demonstrators. These records include Brattin's email communications with constituents about the bill.

Department of Education Records Related to Presentations Given by the Office of Civil Rights

March 2, 2021
Records from the Department of Education in response to American Oversight's request for information concerning technical assistance presentations made by the Office for Civil Rights. These records include data on the presentations.

ICE Emails Related to Unidentified Police and Deployment Orders at Protests

February 24, 2021
Records from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in response to American Oversight's request for directives and guidance given to federal police forces regarding self-identification and display of badges and uniforms, use of force guidelines, or deployment orders. These records include communications concerning law enforcement safety policies and updates on protest activity.

Records Request to Missouri Rep. Schnelting for Communications Concerning Bill Protecting Drivers Who Hit Protesters from Liability

February 23, 2021
Records request to the Missouri House of Representative seeking Rep. Adam Schnelting's communications concerning a bill that would protect drivers from liability if they hit demonstrators.

Records Request to Missouri Sen. Brattin for Communications Concerning Bill Protecting Drivers Who Hit Protesters from Liability

February 23, 2021
Records request to the Missouri Senate seeking Sen. Rick Brattin's communications concerning a bill that would protect drivers from liability if they hit demonstrators.

News Roundup: Power Failures and Power Plays

February 18, 2021
Severe winter weather swept across the nation this week, wiping out power for millions. And several states unleashed a new wave of voting-restriction measures.