634.444 Investigatory records.—All active examination or investigatory records of the department or office made or received pursuant to this part are confidential and exempt from the provisions of s. 119.07(1) until such investigation is completed or ceases to be active. For the purposes of this section, an investigation is considered “active” while the investigation is being conducted by the department or office with a reasonable, good faith belief that it may lead to the filing of administrative, civil, or criminal proceedings. An investigation does not cease to be active if the department or office is proceeding with reasonable dispatch, and there is good faith belief that action may be initiated by the department or office or other administrative law enforcement agency.
History.—ss. 26, 38, ch. 83-322; s. 5, ch. 93-117; s. 20, ch. 93-195; s. 397, ch. 96-406; s. 1516, ch. 2003-261.