City seeks to limit public information about some crimes


The city of Havre has asked the state Attorney General's Office whether law enforcement can withhold from the public the names of crime victims and, in some cases, the locations of crime scenes.

The request has sparked concern that such a policy would limit the public's ability to have critical information about crimes in their communities.

Havre Daily News Publisher Harvey Brock said he is deeply concerned about the content of the city's letter to the Attorney General's Office.

"I think the city attorney and the chief of police are asking for an opinion that will jeopardize the safety of t...

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