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Vt. Supreme Court rules police dispatch logs public

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

Police dispatch logs about criminal activity could now be open to the public.

The Vermont Supreme Court ruled Friday the logs are considered public records and must be disclosed in most circumstances.  This ruling overturns a lower court's decision saying the logs are always secret.  Convicted thief Stephen Bain sued the Windham County Sheriffs Department after he was denied dispatch logs.

The County argued the records were exempt because they contained information about the investigation of a crime. The Supreme court unanimously disagreed.

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