LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas judge has ordered The Associated Press and the Las Vegas Review-Journal to return copies of a redacted autopsy of an off-duty police officer killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern AMERICAN history.
The ruling of the judge on Friday also ruled out of the media organisations a further report will be the details of the Officer of Charleston Hartfield the autopsy.
AP attorney Brian Barrett said the news cooperative would immediately appeal against the ruling.
The autopsy record was one of 58 that a different judge ordered the Clark County coroner’s office to release last week to the AP and the Review-Journal.
The officer’s widow, Veronica Hartfield, according to the autopsy records are confidential and contained protected health information.
Lawyers for the news organizations said once personal identifiers are redacted, claims to privacy no longer applies.