Judge: Lawyers can have Michael Brown juvenile records

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A judge says attorneys for the city of Ferguson and other defendants in a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by Michael Brown’s parents can have access to juvenile records involving the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in 2014.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/28X7tfg ) reports that the judge said those who are granted access to the records can’t disclose the confidential information.

The ruling Thursday from St. Louis County Circuit Judge Thea A. Sherry says permitted viewers include attorneys, clerks, paralegals, legal secretaries, investigators, people present at depositions and consulting experts. The information must be kept locked in lawyers’ offices.

The city’s lawyers argued that the information could “lead to the discovery of admissible evidence” in the lawsuit against Ferguson and the officer who shot Brown.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com