(Carolina Public Press) In a final order released Tuesday, Buncombe County Superior Court Judge Bradley Letts dismissed a public-records lawsuit seeking to compel Asheville to provide a copy the police evidence-room audit commissioned by the city last year.
Letts did not detail reasons for dismissing the complaint against the city.
“After considering the pleadings and affidavits, as well as the Plaintiffs’ brief and the arguments of counsel, the Court rules that the Plaintiffs’ claims against the City should be dismissed with prejudice,” he wrote.
Letts added, “It is further ordered that the City’s request for attorneys’ fees be denied.”
During the Sept. 4 hearing of the complaint, the city had requested that the plaintiffs compensate the city for its payments to a Charlotte-based attorney hired to defend Asheville against the complaint.
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