Amanda Milkovits reports:
The Rhode Island State Police have revised a policy that will now allow people to file anonymous requests for public records.
The change comes a week after The Providence Journal reported that the state police were asking all visitors to the barracks to show IDs so they can be identified and checked for warrants.
The identification policy, which the Col. Steven G. O’Donnell said he’d enhanced after attacks on law enforcement officers in other states, conflicted with the state open-records law for those seeking public records. The law says people do not have to identify themselves to obtain public records.
Read more on The Providence Journal.