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Lawsuit filed over documents from crashed helicoptor

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  1. Freedom of Information
The Topeka Capital-Journal is planning to file a lawsuit today after being denied access to the flight log of a…

The Topeka Capital-Journal is planning to file a lawsuit today after being denied access to the flight log of a police helicopter that crashed on April 4.  

Days following the crash, the newspaper requested the log under the Kansas Open Records Act, saying that details of the flight and the identities of its victims was public information.  

In an e-mail sent from the Topeka Chief of Police denying the Capital-Journal’s request, he claimed that “releasing the names of the officers under investigation before the investigation is concluded is bad public policy and should not occur.”