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Ohio Court OKs Keeping Names of Officers Secret

May 11, 2012  | 

When a Columbus (Ohio) Police officer's fatal shooting of a suspect inflamed passions in a South Side neighborhood last year, city authorities refused to identify the officer to protect him from "credible threats."

In an unrelated case, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled yesterday that law-enforcement agencies may withhold the identity of police officers who face substantiated threats of injury or death in retaliation for on-the-job actions.

The officers' constitutional right to privacy—and personal protection—supersedes Ohio’s public-records laws, the justices ruled in the appeal of a case filed by The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Read the full Columbus Dispatch story.


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[email protected] @ 5/12/2012 12:17 PM

Looks like OSC is finally getting the picture. About time the Courts started to protect their guardians. Good show!!

Bob @ 5/14/2012 5:19 AM

I'd like to say that this was a no-brainer, but sadly not with today's courts. Good on this judge. Chalk up one for the good guys.

DEADMAN @ 5/14/2012 4:14 PM

Show this article to your administrators and/or chief,be proactive,NOW,don't wait for one of your officers to be involved in an incident,formulate a plan of action.Work this out between department and union,DO IT NOW,it might be you.

Bruce @ 5/15/2012 12:45 PM

Let this be a model for the rest of the country. Court personnel take note and keep our public safety propfessionals safe.

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