Lawsuit by FOX 17, Local Media Asks For Release of Vanderbilt Rape Case Evidence
Updated: Thursday, February 6 2014, 12:12 PM CST
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--FOX 17, The Tennessean, The Associated Press and a coalition of several other organizations have joined in a lawsuit which asks for the release of records in the Vanderbilt rape case.
Records, video and photo evidence has been kept sealed due to an agreement between prosecutors in the case and defense lawyers. The suit asks for evidence which was turned over to police, not evidence which was possibly taken by the four former Vanderbilt football players accused of raping an unconscious student.
As reported by the AP, the lawsuit states "The incident and the cases have caused intense scrutiny by the Vanderbilt and regional community and have attracted national public attention. The records the plaintiffs are asking for are from third parties and not "internal state documents" made by government agents or officers "investigating or prosecuting the case."
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