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How freedom of information laws help crack ‘culture of secrecy’ on police accountability

April 24, 2023  By Shaina Luck, CBC News

Apr. 24, 2023, Nova Scotia – To understand more about the police complaint process in Nova Scotia, CBC journalists knew it would be important to look at a broad cross-section of cases. The problem was, there weren’t many cases available to examine. That’s something Kevin Walby has encountered often in two decades of studying policing. Walby is an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Winnipeg, and the director of the university’s Centre for Access to Information and Justice. | READ MORE

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