Booker Administration Denies Stonewalling For Cory, Another OPRA Request Apparently Ignored
A spokesman for the Booker administration in Newark is denying reports that the city is stonewalling the response to OPRA requests, according to a report on PolitickerNJ.
The City of Newark has been sued by The National Review and the Lonegan for Senate campaign for failing to comply with Open Public Records Act requests. NR is seeking police reports from a shooting incident during which the victim died in Booker’s arms, according to numerous stories the mayor has told over time. The Lonegan campaign is seeking Booker’s expense and reimbursement reports from the city during his tenure as mayor.
According to PolitickerNJ, City spokesperson James Allen disputed NR’s claim, saying that the city promised to provide the police reports by September 13.
John Ginty, the Lonegan campaign’s attorney, told MMM that since filing his suit, the city has promised to comply and provide the requested documents, also on September 13.
However, NR and Lonegan are apparently not the only information seekers being thwarted.