Judge orders review of protest news images sought by police

SEATTLE (AP) — A King County judge has revised his ruling, ordering Friday that either he or a special master first will conduct a review of five Seattle news outlets’ unpublished protest photos and videos before deciding whether any should be turned over to Seattle police for an ongoing criminal investigation. The Seattle Times reports Superior Court Judge Nelson Lee said he added the review provision after grappling with his July 23 oral ruling that the media outlets must comply with a police subpoena. Despite the revisions, Seattle Times Executive Editor Michele Matassa Flores says the media parties to the case are disappointed with the ruling and will be filing an appeal.