FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office has ruled that police can withhold from the public video of the encounter between officers and disoriented and shirtless New England Patriots’ player Chandler Jones.
Jones, who lives nearby, showed up at the back door of the Foxborough police station at about 7:40 a.m. on Jan. 10, dropped to his knees and locked his hands behind his head. The police report said he was obviously seeking help.READ MORE: Swayman's 42 Saves Leads Bruins Over Predators 2-0
Some media organizations had requested video of the encounter.READ MORE: Boston Police Warn About Drinks Being Drugged At Bars
The attorney for the state who oversees public records appeals wrote in his decision that Jones’ “privacy interest in this matter outweighs the public’s interest in disclosure.”
Jones was not arrested or disciplined by the team, and later apologized for what he called “a pretty stupid mistake.”MORE NEWS: 9,909 At Massachusetts Schools Test Positive For COVID-19 In Last 2 Weeks
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