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D.C. judge orders police to release policy documents

Thursday - 3/15/2012, 1:58pm  ET

By ERIC TUCKER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON - A District of Columbia judge has ordered the release of documents related to police policies and procedures that the department sought to have concealed.

Superior Court Judge Judith Macaluso ordered that the documents be made public in a blistering ruling last week in which she accused police of making "transparently false" statements in trying to prevent the release of the documents.

The documents were sought as part of a 2009 lawsuit from the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, a nonprofit organization.

Among the documents the judge ordered at least partially released is the department's planned response to an emergency at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Maryland.

A spokesman for the attorney general's office, which represents the city, said the office was studying the decision but declined further comment.


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