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Who has been the Royals’ most valuable player during Kansas City’s 2014 World Series run?

  • Nori Aoki (23)
  • Billy Butler (16)
  • Lorenzo Cain (6)
  • Wade Davis (17)
  • Jarrod Dyson (1)
  • Alcides Escobar (2)
  • Brandon Finnegan (27)
  • Alex Gordon (4)
  • Jeremy Guthrie (11)
  • Kelvin Herrera (40)
  • Greg Holland (56)
  • Eric Hosmer (35)
  • Omar Infante (14)
  • Mike Moustakas (8)
  • Salvador Perez (13)
  • James Shields (33)
  • Jason Vargas (51)
  • Yordano Ventura (30)

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:33 AM

KBI rejects Herald's open records request, cites ongoing investigation

By The Herald Staff

The Herald learned this morning that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation had turned down its request to obtain a copy of the search warrant the agency served Sept. 27 at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office as part of its investigation of the department.

The Herald also had requested other KBI documents related to the investigation.

“In the situation at hand, we believe disclosure would impede the ongoing investigation, and therefore we decline to provide the records you are seeking,” Laura Graham, KBI freedom of information officer, wrote in an email.

Graham said in the email that case law indicates in order for disclosure of criminal investigation records to be in the public interest, more than “mere public curiosity is required.”

She said the records must pertain to a matter which affects the community at large.

“Even when that threshold can be met, rarely would disclosure of criminal investigation records — particularly those related to a pending investigation — not interfere with prospective law enforcement action, criminal investigation and/or prosecution,” Graham said in her email.

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