Final Determination Record

Rieders v. Williamsport City

OOR Dkt. No.: AP 2020-0775
Case Status: Denied: Moot


Request for various records pertaining to a planned National Socialist Movement event. Agency provided responsive records on appeal. Agency did not meet its burden of proving that disclosure of records would threaten public safety. Agency did not meet its burden of proving that records are exempt notes and working papers. Agency met its burden of proving that records relate to a noncriminal investigation. Agency met its burden of proving that no other records exist. Denied in part, dismissed as moot in part.

  • Section 708(b)(2) - jeopardizes or threatens public safety or preparedness or public protection activity
  • Section 708(b)(12) - Notes and working papers
  • Section 708(b)(17) - Noncriminal investigative records
  • Section 708(b)(17)(ii) Investigative materials, notes, correspondence and reports
  • Section 708(b)(17)(iii) A record that includes the identity of a confidential source, including individuals subject to the act of December 12, 1986 (P.L.1559, No.169), known as the Whistleblower Law.
  • Section 708(b)(17)(iv) A record that includes information made confidential by law.
  • Section 708(b)(17)(v) Work papers underlying an audit.
  • Section 708(b)(17)(vi) A record that, if disclosed, would do any of the following: (A) Reveal the institution, progress or result of an agency investigation, except the imposition of a fine or civil penalty, the suspension, modification or revocation of a license, permit, registration, certification or similar authorization issued by an agency or an executed settlement agreement unless the agreement is determined to be confidential by a court. (B) Deprive a person of the right to an impartial adjudication. (C) Constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy. (D) Hinder an agencys ability to secure an administrative or civil sanction. (E) Endanger the life or physical safety of an individual.
  • Records Do Not Exist
  • Dismissed as moot

Filings Received by OOR
Filed Adjudicator Description or File Name Document
06/26/2020 2020-0775_Rieders_CityofWilliamsport_FD.pdf