Police teapot tape file won't be released

Bradley Ambrose. Photo / APN
Bradley Ambrose. Photo / APN

The police file on the teapot tape investigations is to be withheld from public view.

Following the Police decision earlier this year not to charge cameraman Bradley Ambrose over the now infamous recording of the Prime Minister and John Banks during the election campaign, Newstalk ZB sought a copy of the police case file under the Official Information Act.

Police are refusing to release any documents.

They cite a ruling from the Chief Ombudsman that says privacy interests in matters that aren't prosecuted are high and need a strong public interest to justify disclosure.

Police say, in this case, public interests don't outweigh privacy interests.

- Newstalk ZB

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