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AG Says Dispute Preventing Release of Report on Alleged Racial Attack of Claremont Boy

Britta Greene / NHPR


Almost a year after an 8-year-old biracial boy was nearly hanged, the New Hampshire attorney general's office says a legal dispute is preventing it from releasing a report on its investigation.

Allegations surfaced that several teenagers taunted the boy in Claremont with racial slurs on Aug. 28 and then pushed him off a picnic table with a rope around his neck. The boy's grandmother had said his injuries were treated at a hospital.

[Dec., 2017: AG completed investigation into alleged racial attack]

The attorney general's office said in a statement Wednesday that once its investigation was complete, it sought a court order to release the report, "due to confidentiality constraints and the ages of the children involved."

The office said the report hasn't been released because litigation over whether it may be released "is ongoing." It provided no further details.


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