A panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to affirm a lower-court ruling favoring a Gastonia police officer in his legal battle to get access to complete files of two complaints filed against him with the police department. The city had fought the release of more than redacted portions of the 2008 complaints.

Among other Appeals Court opinions released this morning:

  • A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed the N.C. Property Tax Commission’s ruling against Mitchell County in a dispute over tax exemptions for a low-income housing development in Bakersville.
  • A unanimous three-judge panel reversed a lower court and favored Fayetteville in a dispute over the city’s demolition of a damaged church building.
  • A unanimous three-judge panel ruled against a Craven County couple trying to use North Carolina’s Lemon Law to get attorney’s fees and “treble damages” in a complaint against a Kia dealership.