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Kansas newspaper wins lawsuit over release of police videos


February 14, 2021

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas newspaper can have access to videos shot by Wichita Police body cameras in two high-profile incidents, a judge ruled last week.

The ruling came more than three years after The Wichita Eagle requested copies of the videos. Sedgwick County District Judge Jeffrey E. Goering said in his ruling on Wednesday that the city of Wichita "acted in bad faith and without a reasonable basis in law" by withholding the footage.

One of the videos relates to an alleged police cover-up of a hit-and-run collision involving an off-duty Wichita police officer that was investigate...

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