SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ A federal judge has canceled an order that would've required a high-ranking Justice Department official to testify about records relating to the death of an inmate in Oklahoma.
The judge had set a July 13th date for the chief of the department's public integrity section to explain under oath a delay in deciding which documents can be released.
Yesterday, the judge rescinded the order. However, he warned the reprieve is temporary and that the government will have to produce documents relating to the 1995 death of Kenneth Trentadue.
Trentadue was being held in a federal prison in Oklahoma when guards found him dead and hanging from a noose made of torn bedsheets. Investigators say he committed suicide.
His brother -- Salt Lake City lawyer Jesse Trentadue -- believes authorities mistakenly suspected his brother was part of a gang that robbed banks to finance attacks on the government, possibly including the Oklahoma City bombing.