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 an Open Government and FOIA link from under the About tab. click here
Employee information: names, titles, salaries, dates of employment
Includes link from FOIA and Open Government page to all city employees' salaries, include police department employee salaries, but PDF document doesn't allow you to search by name. click here
Staff manuals, instructions Nothing found.
Final opinions, orders Decisions on police complaints from 2003-2017 posted under Decisions tab. click here
Interpretations of policies, rules, acts Policy Recommendations posted under Policy Recommendations tab. click here
Regulatory and enforcement correspondence Nothing found.
Account, voucher, contract information Link to contracts from Open Government page. click here
Minutes, all proceedings General information about when the Police Complaints Board meets and who the members are is posted, but no minutes or schedule is posted under the About OPC tab. click here
Frequently requested FOIA records Nothing found.
General index of records to be posted online Nothing found.

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.