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Wisconsin DOJ argues against releasing training videos


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's solicitor general tells the Wisconsin Supreme Court that nothing good would come from releasing a pair of law enforcement training videos sought by the Democratic Party.

Misha Tseytlin said in oral arguments before the state's highest court Tuesday that "a lot of bad" would come from releasing the videos.

Two lower courts have said the videos must be released under the state's open records law. They were made in 2009 and 2013 and feature now-Attorney General Brad Schimel when he was Waukesha County district attorney.

The Department of Justice says releasing the tapes would reveal law enforcement techniques and infringe on victims' privacy.

Justices questioned attorneys Tuesday on what harm would come from making the tapes public. The court will issue a ruling in coming months.

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