Arizona OKs barring release of some crime witness info

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed legislation requiring police and prosecutors to keep the addresses and other personal information of crime victims and witnesses secret from the public and in some cases defense lawyers without a court order.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery pushed the bill as a way to protect victims.

One key provision says photos of minor victims are presumptively not public. A more sweeping provision keeps the address, phone numbers and other identifying information of victims and witnesses private. Continue…