State Won't Release Records in Northwood Death

Created: 03/04/2014 4:54 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The state is refusing to release records involving the case of a man who died after being shocked by deputies.

The Des Moines Register sought the records from the Sept. 22 incident in Northwood after Worth County Attorney Jeffrey Greve cleared officers of any wrongdoing.

The deputies shocked 39-year-old Michael Zubrod at least four times after responding to a complaint and finding him beating his girlfriend with a hammer and scissors. He also attacked a deputy.

After finally subduing Zubrod, he became unresponsive and couldn't be revived by paramedics.

The Register reports it sought records in the case after it was closed, but assistant attorney general Jeff Peterzalek says Iowa law lets public records remain secret after an investigation ends.