- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A judge has refused to dismiss a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the city of Charlottesville over its police department’s use of temporary detainments and stop-and-frisk procedures.

Multiple media outlets report that the motion to dismiss the lawsuit was denied Tuesday in Charlottesville Circuit Court.

Attorney Jeffrey Fogel says his request for reports of all stop-and-frisks from June 2012 to June 2014 was denied in February by authorities who cited an exemption to withhold criminal investigative files.

According to the May lawsuit filed by Fogel for the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP and Public Housing Association of Residents, the Charlottesville police department agreed in June 2012 to track all future stop-and-frisk reports, requiring officers to file reports of the circumstances behind each stop. Court documents show city attorneys denied making the agreement.

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