The federal prosecutors who released secret Capitol surveillance video footage of 18-year-old David Murray last January lost a dispute over those tapes with the surveillance company’s attorneys.

Murray was arrested last December on charges of entering restricted property with the intent to defraud and assault a police officer, but he was eventually acquitted.

Crown Heights, N.Y., video surveillance company Custodian Systems and its attorney, David Egner, argued with prosecutors at the court on Wednesday. Egner wants the tapes made public.

The judge ruled that the FBI was doing research for a possible new investigation and part of that meant poring over the tapes and officers’ interactions with Murray, as well as anyone who interacted with him.

“Because it was for a possible new proceeding, including possible additional legal action or prosecution, I can’t give any information,” WGN-TV reporter Mary Lou Walsh tweeted after the session.

Federal Judge Andrew Guilford’s ruling prevents the release of the footage that purports to show Murray’s arrest.

The prosecutors are considering an appeal.

See more of the WGN-TV report here:

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