READ: Case Judge Used to Say Psychologist May See Jane Doe's Jail Records
Judge Daniel O'Fallon cited Minnesota Supreme Court ruling in 2011 Bonga case.
Here is the 2011 Minnesota Supreme Court opinion in Bonga vs. the State of Minnesota that a judge relied on Wednesday in the case of Jane Doe—the woman Fridley police say they found June 9 hiding in a vacant house with a stolen car and ID theft materials, and who they have since identified as Tammy A. Thomas.
Judge Daniel O'Fallon decided that a court-appointed psychologist—who has been unable to get the defendant's cooperation in evaluating her competency to stand trial—may have access to jail records that are normally private. In doing so, O'Fallon cited the state Supreme Court decision in the Bonga case.