Public information used by news outlets to report breaking news and neighborhood groups to monitor crime will be harder to access in Dallas.
Names are being redacted from public reports, and there are plans to delay real-time information about active crimes in the city.
City staff started quietly changing what shows up in open records and only said an “incident” spurred it. But it’s still unclear what that incident was. At least one member of the city council wants answers.
Certain records aren’t as open on the city of Dallas’ open records website.
The city stopped putting in the personal information for people who report or witness crimes. And it plans to redact more information and even delay real-time active 911 call data for 24 hours.