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New Jersey Judge Rules Dash-Cam Videos are Public Record

October 14, 2014  | 

Videos routinely captured by cameras mounted in police cars during traffic stops and other law enforcement activities are public records and cannot be withheld because they pertain to criminal or internal affairs investigations, a New Jersey state judge has ruled in two separate cases.

The rulings, handed down Friday by state Superior Court Judge Vincent Grasso in Ocean County, came a month after Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation requiring all new police vehicles used primarily for traffic enforcement to be equipped with dashboard cameras, reports.

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kevCopAz @ 10/14/2014 6:14 PM

oh, your "Honor" you are a friction idiot! Cant with hold even for criminal investigations? Want to bet?

TheRookie @ 10/15/2014 1:46 AM

Pudgy Judge you may say so but it sure can take awhile to burn a copy & find its way to whomever is demanding it. Articulation, articulation. Best word I was taught by a Sgt. when I was a Rookie.

Ima Leprechaun @ 10/15/2014 1:50 AM

This has an easy fix, my camera is always broken.

Bill @ 10/15/2014 8:22 AM

Outside of compromising an ongoing investigation, is there any other legitimate reason to not release a video?
I ask this without casting any judgement.

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