- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A panel has tentatively agreed to reinstate open records complaints against Burlington police and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

The Burlington Hawk Eye reports (https://bit.ly/2dv6jq0 ) the Iowa Public Information Board Thursday voted 4-2 to reinstate charges regarding investigative records about an officer’s accidental shooting of Burlington resident Autumn Steel in January 2015.

An administrative law judge dismissed the complaints in September, citing procedural defects.

Authorities released a brief body camera clip of the shooting and summary of the incident but won’t release additional records, saying records can be kept secret because they are part of an officer’s investigative report. The officer wasn’t charged.

On Thursday, the board voted to refile the complaints, then rescinded the vote to ensure they were properly filed.

The board will vote again Oct. 27.


Information from: The Hawk Eye, https://www.thehawkeye.com

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