- Associated Press - Thursday, February 20, 2020

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police body-camera video involving juveniles is not a public record.

A three-justice panel denied a national Republican political group’s bid to obtain Las Vegas police body camera video footage from a 2017 incident involving juveniles including the son of Democratic state Attorney General Aaron Ford.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the justices sent part of the case back to a state court judge in Las Vegas court to decide if other records, such as the police report and witness statement, should be examined for release under state public records law.

A three-justice panel upheld a lower court ruling that the video sought by the Republican Attorney Generals Association is confidential since it involved juveniles.

The association in 2018 backed GOP attorney general candidate Wesley Duncan and sought the video at a time it was running political ads against Ford.

The association argued that parts of the video could be redacted, but Justice Lidia Stiglich said that would leave no footage to view.

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