LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge will decide whether to make public more than 300 pages of documents on the shooting of a man who refused to let a deputy search his home without a warrant.
Media outlets report Superior Court Judge Gale Adams said after a hearing Tuesday that she’ll review the documents before making her decision.
Attorneys for John Livington’s family want to see all records of the state’s investigation into the fatal shooting by Harnett County deputy, and want to be able to release the information. A grand jury declined to indict after the deputy said he feared for his life when the argument turned physical.
Prosecutors say making the evidence public could endanger a federal criminal civil rights investigation.