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Judge blocks release of New York police discipline records

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Published: Jul. 24, 2020 at 2:48 PM EDT
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NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge has halted the public release of police officer disciplinary records in New York, temporarily turning back a state transparency law enacted in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Judge Katherine Polk Failla granted a temporary restraining order late Wednesday barring police departments and other entities in the state from disclosing discipline records until at least Aug. 18, when she’ll hear arguments in a union lawsuit challenging their release.

A lawyer for the city’s police watchdog agency, the Civilian Complaint Review Board, said it is confident the city will prevail.

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