Police and court records in a criminal case against an 18-year-old man charged with terrorism must be made publicly available, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ordered Tuesday.

Judge Sally Duncan's move comes after The Arizona Republic and other local media challenged a Maricopa County Attorney's Office effort to seal a probable-cause statement, a police report, 911 calls and footage of the incident that led to Ismail Hamed being arrested and charged.

Ballard Spahr attorney David Bodney, who represented the news outlets, told the judge Tuesday that Arizona's public-records law says that documents such as police reports or on-body camera footage are presumed public unless prosecutors can present specific reasons why they should be sealed.

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