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Schimel fighting release of training videos

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorney General Brad Schimel wants to block the release of training videos he appears in, despite a state appeals court ruling that he make them public.

The Republican on Friday said he was asking the 2nd District Court of Appeals to put its decision from Wednesday on hold while he asks the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take the case.

The videos were made in 2009 and 2013 when Schimel was Waukesha County district attorney.

The Wisconsin Democratic Party sued last year for release of the videos.

Schimel says the recordings deal with sensitive subject matter related to training prosecutors.

But the appeals court says the content of the tapes was routine and there was no danger that law enforcement tactics or victims’ privacy would be compromised in releasing them.

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