Ohio city fights release of police dept. gang map

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of one of Ohio’s largest cities plans to continue a fight against the release of a police department gang-territories map.

The Blade newspaper in Toledo filed a lawsuit last year against the city for refusing to make the gang map public.

The newspaper on Tuesday published what it says is a copy of the map it obtained from a source. City and police officials won’t confirm whether the map is the authorities’ map.

The city has said the gang map is used in active criminal investigations and is not a public record.

But a state appeals court said in July that the city of Toledo should release it. The city is now appealing that decision and says it will continue to oppose releasing the document.

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