Rapid City, Iowa, Journal: Citing Marsy's Law, state won't release name of trooper who shot man

When the [Iowa] state Attorney General's Office released a detailed report last week [week of Oct. 15] after a Highway Patrol trooper shot a man twice in Union County on Sept. 16, one key fact was missing — the name of the trooper. In fact, no details were provided about the trooper's identity, not the gender, age or years of service. When asked to provide this information, spokesperson Sara Rabern said she could not share it since the trooper invoked Marsy's Law, an amendment to the state constitution intended to protect the rights of crime victims.

William Hickman