ACLU sues Clark County School District over held back records in Durango police incident

Published: Apr. 18, 2023 at 6:29 PM PDT|Updated: Apr. 19, 2023 at 4:41 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The ACLU of Nevada has filed a lawsuit against Clark County School District for not releasing records regarding an incident at Durango High School in February.

The ACLU is representing two Durango High School students who were attacked by officers. Video shows an officer slamming a student to the ground.

The ACLU retained lawyers when they said the school district refused to release body camera video and other public records. CCSD has also declined to release the records to FOX5.

“While the CCSD has claimed that every record requested is privileged, each privilege cited by CCSD either does not apply to ACLU of Nevada or is unsupported by sufficient facts to justify CCSD’s decision to withhold the documents in their entirety,” the ACLU filing reads.

Last month, the ACLU said they would take the matter to court if records were not released in 30 days.

The ACLU says they want the following records released:

  • Any video footage—including but not limited to footage from cameras worn by CCSDPD officers or CCSD surveillance cameras—related to and depicting the incident;
  • Any photographs from the incident;
  • Any BlueTeam data related to the incident including but not limited to data related to uses of force, pursuits, and complaints;
  • Any witness statements related to the incident;
  • Any reports, notes, or other written material generated by CCSD employees describing the incident;
  • Any communications by CCSD employees discussing the incident, including but not limited to CCSD administration and police personnel; and
  • Any materials describing the disciplining, sanctioning, or reprimanding of CCSD employees and students related to the incident.

The school district said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.