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.

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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.

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