The office of the Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner has branded requests for information from a member of the public as “persistent and oppressive.”

Diana Currie – who is deputy chief executive in commissioner David Lloyd’s office – made the remarks in a letter sent to Offley resident Mark Ryan, after he made Freedom of Information Requests.

Under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, members of the public can request information from public bodies, which in turn have 20 working days to provide a response.

Reported by the Hearts and Essex Observer . You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.