Attorney general rules in favor of newspaper seeking records

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FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Attorney General’s office has ruled in favor of a newspaper seeking police records.

The Kentucky Enquirer sought the records from the city of Florence after police fatally shot Allen Berly Todd Jr. in December after a chain of events that began with the armed robbery of a hotel in Florence.

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The city originally denied the request for records involving the hotel robbery, but the newspaper (http://cin.ci/1AOleQr) reports officials released the records on Friday after the opinion was issued.

Assistant Attorney General Matt James said in the opinion that the city didn’t show how releasing the records would pose "a concrete risk of harm to the agency."

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

 

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