eFoia Audit of Washington, D.C.

Web FOIA Compliance: Office of Police Complaints

Government agencies in Washington, D.C., broadly ignore a 2001 law, which requires them to post 10 categories of public records on their websites, according to a public records audit conducted by the D.C. Open Government Coalition in conjunction with the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University.

Public Information What's on the Website Link
How to FOIA
There is a FOIA Requests link on the home page. click here
Employee information: names, titles, salaries, dates of emloyment
The names of Police Complaint Board members and the names and titles of staff members are listed in the About OPC section, and salary and other public information is available as well. click here
Staff manuals, instructions Nothing found.
Final opinions, orders click here
Interpretations of policies, rules, acts Complaint Examiner Decisions dating back to 2001 are posted. click here
Regulatory and enforcement correspondence Board regulations are posted under Information/Regulations/Office of Police Complaints. click here
Account, voucher, contract information Nothing found.
Minutes, all proceedings Board minutes are available. Click on About OPC/Police Complaints Board/Minutes. click here
Frequently requested FOIA records Nothing found.
General index of records to be posted online Contact information click here

FOIA CONTACT Information

Alicia Yass
Office of Police Complaints
1400 I Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 727-3838
Fax: (202) 727-9182

Primary research for this audit was conducted by Howard University journalism students LeeSandra Alexandre and Melissa Noel while interning at the Workshop. The project was edited by Pete Weitzel, who is a board member at the DCOGC and a former managing editor of the Miami Herald. FOIA contact information is from DCOGC.