Wash. approves police info disclosure exemption - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Wash. approves police info disclosure exemption

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington's Legislature has passed a measure that would exempt the personal information of criminal justice employees from general public records requests.

The bill exempts birthdate information and photographs that could be used to locate or identify the employees of criminal justice agencies, including courts and police departments.

The information would still be available to news media organizations.

The bill was approved unanimously by the House on Saturday afternoon, and heads to Gov. Chris Gregoire for final approval.

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