Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: Media and arrest reports from the Wichita Police Department.
Why you’d want it: To read about crimes that occurred on a particular day and to see who police arrested.
Where you get it: Go to the city’s website, www.wichita.gov. From the “Government” tab, click on the “Police” link. Click on “About Us” and then on “ Public Information.” You will find media and arrest reports.
How much the record will cost: The information is free.