Why Is the Cat Killer Arrest Affidavit Sealed, and Why Do CBS4 and the Herald Care So Much?
The arrest affidavit detailing the cops' case against suspected cat killer Tyler Weinman remains sealed, and CBS4 and the Miami Herald are absolutely livid about it. So much so that the news partners requested a hearing today pressing prosecutors to unseal the documents.
The Miami Herald and CBS4 News asked for Wednesday's hearing because we believe the law requires criminal cases to be prosecuted in the light of day. We believe there is something fundamentally wrong with sealing criminal court files -- which is exactly what has been done in this case. The entire file is sealed. Even the motion to seal the file is sealed.
He also wonders if the police rushed "to make an arrest because of political pressure" and "Why didn't they wait for lab tests to come back before making an arrest?"
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