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Dixon v. Super. Ct, C058858

In a case brought pursuant to California Public Records Act (CPRA) by petitioner-news reporter requesting coroner and autopsy reports regarding a 1971 murder, petition for extraordinary writ is denied along with petitioner's motion to unseal the augmented record, and the alternative writ is discharged where: 1) coroner and autopsy reports that constituted investigations of a suspected homicide death were public records that were exempt from disclosure under Government Code section 6254 subdivision (f) of the CPRA; and 2) the subdivision exempts from public disclosure "investigatory..files complied by any...local agency for...law enforcement...purposes."

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/04/2009
  • Published 02/04/2009

Judges

  • DAVIS, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Kathryn J. Dixon, in pro. per., for Petitioner., Louis B. Green, County Counsel and Edward L. Knapp, Assistant County Counsel, for Real Party in Interest.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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