Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership | This website contains attorney advertising.
August 2020

Iowa Freedom of Information Council Obtains Police Video Footage Following Fatal 2018 Shooting

United States - Iowa

The Iowa Freedom of Information Council obtained a significant victory involving the release of dash camera recordings and other government records related to the fatal July 2018 shooting of a Wisconsin man suspected of driving a stolen vehicle by a Polk County sheriff’s deputy. Faegre Drinker represented the Iowa Freedom of Information Council in the lawsuit.

In a court-approved consent order, the sheriff’s office will release records and unedited dash camera videos/audio from deputy vehicles involved in the incident. The office will also pay $120,000 in litigation costs and attorney fees incurred by the Council during the 15-month access battle.

According to the executive director of the Council, the judicially-enforceable settlement will be a valuable resource when access to information about shootings involving law enforcement is in issue.

Related Legal Services

The Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP website uses cookies to make your browsing experience as useful as possible. In order to have the full site experience, keep cookies enabled on your web browser. By browsing our site with cookies enabled, you are agreeing to their use. Review Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP's cookies information for more details.