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Associated Press
January 25, 2017

The Kentucky attorney general’s office says state police violated the state’s open-records law by refusing to turn over a copy of body camera video from the fatal shooting of a suspect by municipal police.

In the opinion Monday, the AG’s office sided with Kathy Harris, whose son Joseph Harris was fatally shot by police from the city of Russellville in March.

As is customary, state police investigated the shooting, but refused to turn over the bodycam video, saying it contained “extremely graphic images” that could “irreparably harm” Harris’ family and survivors from the shooting spree.

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