CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia's highest court is scheduled to weigh arguments over whether state police are required to open their records on allegations of abuse and misconduct by officers.
The state Supreme Court is set to take up the issue on Tuesday.
State police want to keep those details a secret. They argue releasing them would be an invasion of officers' privacy.
In 2010, the Charleston Gazette sued to seek reports from the state police's Professional Standards section. It handles internal investigations.
The lawsuit was filed after requests for public information from state police and the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety were repeatedly denied.
In May 2012, a circuit judge sided with state police.