Video of Secret Service agents involved in Beaver Creek arrest won’t be released
BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” Attorneys for a man accused of assaulting Vice President Dick Cheney in Beaver Creek, Colorado have lost their latest bid to release videotaped depositions of Cheney aides, Secret Service agents and an Eagle County sheriff’s employee.
In a ruling Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello upheld Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer’s ruling that there was no “good cause” to release the videotapes. Government attorneys feared the video would show up on YouTube or Comedy Central, which airs shows such as the “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and the “Colbert Report.”
Lane says the videotapes show agents contradicting each other. Transcripts have been released.
The depositions were made in a lawsuit filed by environmental consultant Steven Howards, who claims he was wrongfully arrested after making comments to Cheney about the Iraq war in June 2006, when Cheney attended a conference in Beaver Creek.