- Associated Press - Friday, August 18, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Public Information Board has voted to keep private a detailed log of records compiled by law enforcement about a fatal police shooting.

The Hawk Eye reports that the board’s 7-1 decision on Thursday overturns an administrative law judge’s ruling that said the records from the Burlington Police Department and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation should be released.

The vote addresses a narrow part of the case involving Burlington officer Jesse Hill, who accidentally shot 34-year-old Autumn Steele in January 2015 while responding to a fight between Steele and her husband. At issue is whether the agencies should release the police officer’s body camera footage in its entirety.

A 12-second video of the incident has been made public, prompting law enforcement agencies to argue they’ve complied with Iowa law.


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

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