Trustees for Prince's Next-of-Kin Seek Access to Death Investigation Information

February 07, 2018 09:33 PM

The video above aired in January when KSTP learned Prince's death investigation is in its final stages, according to a law enforcement source.

The trustees for Prince's next-of-kin have filed a civil motion in Carver County hoping to compel investigators to produce all information in their possession when it comes to the death of the Minnesota music icon in April 2016.


The motion - directed at the Carver County Sheriff's Department, the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office and the Ramsey County Attorney's Office - was filed after the trustees say the county denied their request for investigative data, stating dual state and federal investigations remain active, making the information still classified.

RELATED: Source: Prince Death Investigation Will Soon Go to Prosecutor for Review

But the trustees say the information is needed so they can determine whether or not to commence a wrongful death lawsuit in the matter.

The motion states the trustees seek a "very narrow disclosure. They ask only for disclosure of the data to their attorneys. Their attorneys will not disclose any of the information to anyone absent a court order."

RELATED: Court Denies Emergency Petition to Move Prince Vault from California, Scolds Heirs for Filing

It argues the court has "broad discretion to enter a protective order to that effect."

The motion also argues the information must be released because, as the surviving siblings of Prince, the trustees are victims.


Frank Rajkowski

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