- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Globe has sued police and several state agencies for refusing to release photos and reports of officers charged with drunken driving and a judge accused of stealing a watch.

The newspaper (https://bit.ly/1REMPzj ) said Tuesday it sued the Boston and North Andover departments as well as the state agencies to obtain copies of police reports, mug shots, and prison booking logs.

The suit argues the records have to be made public under the state’s open records law.

The suit says police are misusing the Criminal Offender Record Information Act to deny release of the information.

A Boston police spokesman says they’ll review the complaint after it’s served. A state spokesman refused comment and North Andover police could not be reached.

A newspaper lawyer says the suit is essential to maintain government transparency

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Information from: The Boston Globe, https://www.bostonglobe.com

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