The contractor on the failed Hard Rock Hotel project is fighting the city for police and fire department body cam footage taken at the site of the wrecked building.
Citadel Builders LLC filed a petition in Orleans Parish Civil District Court claiming there is no active criminal investigation into the 18-story building's October collapse that killed three workers and injured many more.
They argued that if criminal charges are not being pursued, then under public records law the city should comply with two identical public-records requests for the footage from on or after the collapse.
The filing comes nearly two months after the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration placed most of the blame for the building's partial collapse on Heaslip Engineering, LLC.
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