Media Advisory: Senate subcommittee to question state police on possible FOIA violations

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Runestad announced that the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs/State Police will meet today, Thursday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. to discuss possible Freedom of Information Act violations by the Michigan State Police.

Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Tom Barrett, Runestad and fellow committee members will be questioning Michigan State Police on the use of an encryption app on state-issued phones and whether or not the use of the app on state phones is in violation of the Freedom of Information Act.

Who:
Appropriations Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs/State Police Chairman Sen. Tom Barrett
Subcommittee member Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake
Fellow members of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs/State Police
Representatives of the Michigan State Police

What:
Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Tom Barrett, Runestad and fellow committee members will be questioning Michigan State Police on the use of an encryption app on state-issued phones and whether or not the use of the app on state phones is in violation of the Freedom of Information Act.

When:
Today, Thursday, Feb. 4. at 1 p.m.

Where:
Binsfeld Office Building
Room 1300
201 Townsend St.
Lansing

Note: The committee also may be accessed live online via Senate TV here or from the Senate home page at www.Senate.Mi.Gov.

For more information, please contact Runestad’s office toll-free at 1-855-347-8015 or by email at [email protected].