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Federal judge to decide fate of sealed file ex-police chief and Lieutenant Sue Vinton because of firings
[Roanoke County, VA]


January 25, 2001
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Federal judge to decide fate of sealed file ex-police chief and Lieutenant Sue Vinton because of firings
[Roanoke County, VA]

Kimberly O'Brien The Roanoke Times
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Copyright 2001 The Roanoke Times & World News
Roanoke Times & World News
January 23, 2001, Tuesday, Metro Edition

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va) -- The decision to release a sealed special grand jury report that details evidence of drug, gun and money mishandling by the Vinton Police Department should come from a federal judge, a circuit court judge said Monday.

Roanoke County Judge Diane Strickland's ruling came after a nearly two-hour hearing prompted by motions filed in November by Vinton Town Attorney Buck Heartwell and other town officials. The motions asked that the report be made public to help town officials defend themselves against civil lawsuits.

Full story: Federal judge to decide fate of sealed file ex-police chief and Lieutenant Sue Vinton because of firings
[Roanoke County, VA]





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