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Feds win on Leon Houston appeal

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By Damon Lawrence

The government does not have to give Leon Houston the names and addresses of law enforcement officers who were present when he was arrested on Jan. 11. The decision by U.S. Magistrate C. Clifford Shirley Jr. ordering the government to do so was reversed on appeal by U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves.
“In short, the defendant has not carried his burden of demonstrating that the disclosure of the identities of these unknown law enforcement officers is necessary or appropriate,” Reeves said in the order setting aside Shirley’s order.


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