Defendants Lane and Bledsoe allegedly dove from the stage and landed on Messier at a concert. The BPD conducted an investigation and Detective Kevin Mullen testified before a hearing board of his findings but did not identify his reliance on specific witnesses. No charges were brought as a result. Messier requested all reports and witness interviews regarding the investigation, including Mullen's notes, and was denied. Messier then served a deposition subpoena to the BPD's keeper of records and was denied. She was told they were exempt as "investigatory materials," "medical records," and "materials or data relating to a specifically named individual, the disclosure of which may constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy." Messier then brought this action.
The court ruled that the BPD had failed to carry their burden of demonstrating that any claimed exemption was applicable and granted the production under a protective order. See: Messier v. Bledsoe, 8 Mass. L. Rep. 286 (Mass. Super. 1998).
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Messier v. Bledsoe
|Cite||8 Mass. L. Rep. 286 (Mass. Super. 1998).|
|Level||State Trial Court|