Judge Lets State Withhold Abuse Details

Jan 27, 2012

An appeals court judge has granted an emergency request by a state agency to temporarily withhold more details from records it must release on children killed or hurt as a result of abuse or neglect. The order by Chief Court of Appeals Judge Jeff Taylor came minutes before a noon deadline Friday for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to release at least 1,000 pages of child abuse records that contained only limited redactions. Instead, the cabinet began providing documents that were expected to exclude a broader range of information about Kentucky children who were killed or severely hurt during 2009 and 2010.