Lancaster Lawsuit Dropped in Investigative Rape Case
(6-23-14) The American Civil Liberties Union says Lincoln police have settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of the web-based magazine Slate for access to investigative reports about an alleged rape in 2004.
The ACLU of Nebraska said Monday that Slate is dropping the lawsuit and the woman who reported being raped will be able to review findings from the police investigation, including the results of a rape test she underwent.
The lawsuit was filed in December in Lancaster County District Court by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School and the ACLU on behalf of Slate.
A Lincoln police spokeswoman says Police Chief Jim Peschong is in union negotiations and can't immediately comment about the settlement.