The Transparency Of Police Records In Kansas | KCUR

The Transparency Of Police Records In Kansas

Karen Dillon is an investigative reporter who works for The Pitch.
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In May of 2013, investigative reporter Karen Dillon wrote a story in the Kansas City Star that shed light on Kansas' restrictive police records access laws. According to Columbia Journalism Review, her work was instrumental in changing those laws. This year, Gov. Brownback signed a bill that made probable-cause affidavits for search and arrest warrants open to the public. On Tuesday's Central Standard, we sat down with Karen Dillon to discuss her discoveries concerning transparency in Kansas' police records.


  • Karen Dillon, reporter