The U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver (10th Cir.) ruled today that the federal government does not have to release mug shots under the federal Freedom of Information Act in World Publishing Company v. Department of Justice. The court's decision brings to three the number of federal appeals courts to confront the issue.
Releasing certain images, video and audio recordings regarding a prison murder and mutilation would violate the personal privacy of the prisoner's family, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver (10th Cir.) ruled Tuesday. The three-judge panel upheld a lower court's ruling that Exemption 7(c) to the federal Freedom of Information Act was properly applied and that the images would remain private in Prison Legal News v. Executive Office for United States Attorneys.
Freedom of Information | Feature | September 13, 2007
September 13, 2007
Sep. 13, 2007 · A federal agency must turn over additional records related to an investigation into the death of a federal prisoner who was allegedly murdered in mistaken retaliation for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, a federal appeals court ruled last week.