Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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July 10, 2012

Motion filed by Guffey’s attorney was to be sealed

BOWLING GREEN — A motion made in the federal case involving Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton and three deputies was filed Monday in objection to prosecutors’ attempts to seal documents in the case.

The motion, by Brian Butler, attorney for Deputy Eric Guffey, was also supposed to be sealed, Butler said, but he mistakenly filed it as a public document.

The electronically filed motion in the United States District Court Western District of Kentucky at Bowling Green objects to the United States’ prosecutors’ own motion for leave to file their motions in limine under seal, meaning the prosecutors wanted to keep their documents confidential as they filed to limit evidence used in the case.

“This is a public proceeding,” Butler’s motion stated. “There is not a compelling reason, such as safety of a witness or defendant, to justify filing these evidentiary matters under seal.”


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