Kentucky Supreme Court hears case over police reports

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case over what information in a police report can be redacted.

The Kentucky New Era brought the case against the City of Hopkinsville nearly four years ago after the police department began blacking out the names, addresses and phone numbers of victims and witnesses to crimes.

Louisville attorney Jon Fleischaker argued Thursday for the newspaper that the redactions hinder reporting on how officers handle crime reports.

Attorney Foster Cutthoff argued for the city that the policy is an effort to protect the privacy of the victim' and witnesses.

There is no timetable for when justice might rule on the matter.

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