Rabil v. Smithfield, Town of
ORDER granting 22 Motion for Release of Police Reports. Counsel should read the order in its entirety for critical information. Signed by Magistrate Judge William A. Webb on 5/29/2012. (Marsh, K)
THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
MITCHELL CARTER RABIL,
TOWN OF SMITHFIELD,
This cause comes before the Court upon a motion by the Town of Smithfield
seeking authorization to release certain police reports relevant to the instant action.
(DE-22). Specifically, the Town of Smithfield moves the Court for an order allowing the
release of the following: the incident and arrest report involving Plaintiff’s April 26, 2007
arrest; the accident report concerning the April 26, 2007 motor vehicle accident referred to
in the complaint; and photographs of the April 26, 2007 accident scene. Plaintiff consents
to the motion, asserting that these documents are relevant and necessary for the further
handling of this case. For good cause shown, the consent motion for release of police
reports (DE-22) is GRANTED.
IT IS NOW ORDERED that defendant Town of Smithfield may disclose the
above-noted reports and files in its possession for use in this case. IT IS FURTHER
ORDERED that prior to filing any such documents with the Court, the parties shall redact
all information subject to redaction by the rules of this Court prior to filing. IT IS
FURTHER ORDERED that if the photographs referred to herein are filed with the Court,
they are to be filed under seal due to their graphic and sensitive nature.
DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers in Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday, May
WILLIAM A. WEBB
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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