Friday, November 11, 2005

Standard Police Responses to ALL 08xx Police FOIs

An FOI Officer has leaked some interesting information about the above requests:

"It should be noted that [NAME OF POLICE FORCE] considers that this subject is now classified as vexatious under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

Any requests on the subject will be refused using the Section 14 exemption. This exemption applies where the day-to-day functions of a public body, in particular its ability to manage the work that arises from its obligation to comply with the FOIA, are undermined by a number of apparently obsessive requests and the pursuit of continuing associated correspondence."

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This runs against guidance from IC and DCA: subjects are not classed as vexatious only requests

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