NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The household of nation singer Naomi Judd filed a courtroom petition Friday to seal police studies and recordings made through the investigation into her demise.
The household filed the petition in Williamson County Chancery Court, saying the data comprise video and audio interviews with family members within the quick aftermath of Judd’s demise, and releasing such particulars would inflict “significant trauma and irreparable harm.”
The petition was filed on behalf of her husband Larry Strickland and her daughters Ashley and Wynonna Judd. A consultant offered it to The Related Press with the household’s permission.
Judd, 76, died on April 30 at her residence in Tennessee. Her daughter Ashley has beforehand stated that her mom she killed herself, and the household stated she was misplaced to “the disease of mental illness.”
The courtroom submitting additionally included particulars about how Ashley Judd discovered her mom alive after she shot herself. Ashley stayed by her mom’s facet for half-hour till assist arrived.
The petition asks the courtroom to ban the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office from releasing the data for a number of causes, together with that the disclosure would come with her medical data and that the household has a proper to privateness.
Tennessee public data legislation typically permits native legislation enforcement data to be launched, however police have the discretion to carry data whereas an investigation is ongoing. As soon as an investigation is closed, that exemption now not applies. The AP left a message for the sheriff on Friday searching for remark.
Strickland, Wynonna and Ashley Judd submitted statements outlining their issues in regards to the data. Strickland stated within the courtroom submitting that he was unaware that his interviews with legislation enforcement had been being recorded and that he shared private and personal info to help within the investigation.
Ashley Judd stated she was in “clinical shock, active trauma and acute distress” when she spoke with legislation enforcement and that she didn’t need these data, together with video, audio and photographs, to completely keep within the public area and hang-out their household for generations.
The petition stated that media shops in Tennessee had already filed public data requests in her case.