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Following announcement that Bob Saget's fatal head injuries were consistent with a 'baseball bat to the head' or a fall from '20 or 30 feet,' family sues to block release of death records, investigation

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The late Bob Saget's family is suing Florida officials to prevent the release of photos connected to the comedian's death investigation.

Saget was found dead in an Orlando, Florida, hotel room in January after having suffered extreme head trauma.

What are the details?

Saget's widow, Kelly Rizzo, and his daughters filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Orange County Sheriff's Office to prevent the release of Saget's death records.

The suit alleges that the records are "exempt from disclosure to the public" and should remain confidential and that any such release would cause "irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress."

"In the process of these investigations, Defendants created records which include photographs, video recordings, audio recordings, statutorily protected autopsy information, and all other statutorily protected information," the lawsuit states. "Upon information and belief, some of these Records graphically depict Mr. Saget, his likeness or features, or parts of him, and were made by Defendants during Defendants' investigations."

Saget, 65, was determined to have suffered blunt head trauma as the likely result of an "unwitnessed fall" in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando.

"It is the most probable that the decedent suffered an unwitnessed fall backwards and struck the posterior aspect of his head. The manner of death is accident," chief medical examiner Dr. Joshua D. Stephany said in his report on the beloved entertainer's death.

Following his death, the actor and comedian's family released a statement saying that they believed he "accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it, and went back to sleep."

Experts, however, state that Saget's extensive injuries as detailed in the public autopsy were more consistent with a "baseball bat to the head" or a fall from "20 or 30 feet."

What else?

Brian Bieber, a Saget family attorney, told CNN that the family's injunction was intended to "prevent disclosure of any photographs or videos of Mr. Saget made by the authorities during their investigation."

"The facts of the investigation should be made public, but these materials should remain private out of respect for the dignity of Mr. Saget and his family," Bieber told the network. "It's very simple — from a human and legal standpoint, the Saget family's privacy rights outweigh any public interest in disclosure of this sensitive information."

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