Boulder City's subpoena for I-Team emails, records, notes quashed by judge

LAS VEGAS - A federal judge has rejected an attempt to subpoena emails and other records from the 8 News Now I-Team.

On Wednesday morning, U.S. Magistrate George Foley quashed a subpoena  sought by attorneys for Boulder City.  The city tried to gain access to five years of emails, texts, phone records, and notes from I-Team Chief Investigative Reporter George Knapp. 

The subpoena was issued in connection with a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the city by its former police chief Tom Finn.
  
KLAS-TV opposed the subpoena because it violates state and federal protections for journalists' confidentiality.

As a sanction against the city for filing the subpoena motion, the judge ordered the city to pay all attorneys fees, an amount that will be determined within a few weeks.


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