Mayor Caraway sues Dallas over release of police call

Dwaine Caraway

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Dwaine Caraway took over as interim mayor of Dallas when Tom Leppert resigned.

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Associated Press

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 10 at 10:44 AM

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas' new mayor has sued the city to try to prevent the release of police records related to a Jan. 2 disturbance call at his home.

Mayor Dwaine Caraway sought a temporary restraining order Tuesday and a state judge agreed to withhold the records until a March 22 hearing to determine whether a temporary injunction should be granted.

Court records show that six requests have been made to city officials for details about the incident. No charges were filed.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott ruled last week that the records must be released.

Caraway's attorney, Michael Payma, says the material should be withheld because it involves an "intimate family-related matter" not of public interest.

Caraway became mayor last month after his predecessor resigned. He had been mayor pro tem.

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