Judge Orders D.C. Police To Release Documents Related To Policies And Procedures

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — 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 dedicated to the defense of human and civil rights, the protection of free speech and dissent and the elimination of prejudice and discrimination.

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 police department spokeswoman said in a written statement Thursday that the department would comply with the order.

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