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Reporter sues Baltimore City Circuit Court administrative judge over denial of audio recording of proceedings

Reporter sues Baltimore City Circuit Court administrative judge over denial of audio recording of proceedings

A freelance journalist who has reported on the deaths of Freddie Gray and Detective Sean Suiter has sued the administrative judge of Baltimore City Circuit Court after being denied a copy of an audio recording of a hearing.

Justine Barron said in her complaint that she went to the courthouse April 24 to pick up a copy of the recording she had previously requested. She was told the policy had changed and copies of audio recordings made of court proceedings would no longer be provided to those not involved in the case, the complaint said.

Barron’s complaint said she was given an order signed April 24 by Administrative Judge W. Michel Pierson that said “no copies of audio...

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