NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The household of nation singer Naomi Judd filed a court docket petition Friday to seal police stories and recordings made in the course of the investigation into her demise.
The household filed the petition in Williamson County Chancery Courtroom, saying the information include video and audio interviews with kin within the instant aftermath of Judd’s demise, and releasing such particulars would inflict “important trauma and irreparable hurt.”
The petition was filed on behalf of her husband Larry Strickland and her daughters Ashley and Wynonna Judd. A consultant supplied it to The Related Press with the household’s permission.
Judd, 76, died on April 30 at her house in Tennessee. Her daughter Ashley has beforehand mentioned that her mom she killed herself, and the household mentioned she was misplaced to “the illness of psychological sickness.”
The court docket submitting additionally included particulars about how Ashley Judd discovered her mom alive after she shot herself. Ashley stayed by her mom’s facet for half-hour till assist arrived.
The petition asks the court docket to ban the Williamson County Sheriff’s Workplace from releasing the information for a number of causes, together with that the disclosure would come with her medical information and that the household has a proper to privateness.
Tennessee public information regulation typically permits native regulation enforcement information to be launched, however police have the discretion to carry information whereas an investigation is ongoing. As soon as an investigation is closed, that exemption now not applies. The AP left a message for the sheriff on Friday searching for remark.
Strickland, Wynonna and Ashley Judd submitted statements outlining their issues concerning the information. Strickland mentioned within the court docket submitting that he was unaware that his interviews with regulation enforcement had been being recorded and that he shared private and personal data to help within the investigation.
Ashley Judd mentioned she was in “medical shock, energetic trauma and acute misery” when she spoke with regulation enforcement and that she didn’t need these information, together with video, audio and pictures, to completely keep within the public area and hang-out their household for generations.
The petition mentioned that media retailers in Tennessee had already filed public information requests in her case.