ORLANDO, FL (AP) -- A Florida judge has granted a temporary request to prohibit the release of video showing a SeaWorld trainer being dragged into a pool and drowned by a killer whale.
Judge Lawrence Kirkwood granted the temporary injunction Monday, and it will be in effect until a hearing is held on the matter next week. The video was captured by a security camera at SeaWorld Orlando.
The judge says he will decide at the hearing whether the need to publicly evaluate what happened outweighs the privacy concerns of trainer Dawn Brancheau's family.
The 40-year-old trainer was killed almost three weeks ago after being thrashed underwater by the whale after a performance.
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