- Associated Press - Saturday, March 11, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A newspaper has sued the city of Grand Rapids for not releasing recorded calls of police handling a crash of a former Kent County assistant prosecutor.

The Grand Rapids Press reports (https://bit.ly/2mchXKX ) the case filed Friday seeks recordings stemming from the Nov. 19 crash involving Joshua Kuiper. The story says the calls could explain why Kuiper wasn’t given a Breathalyzer test.

MLive Media Group says city officials cannot cite a legal exemption to the Freedom of Information Act. Grand Rapids City Manager Greg Sundstrom says the city wants to release them but needs a federal judge’s approval.

Grand Rapids filed a federal lawsuit last month related to the calls and a dispute with the police union.

Kuiper was charged with reckless driving causing injury and later resigned. Officers were suspended.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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