FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Top News

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, NJ.com reports.


Comments (4)

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4

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.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Cincinnati Officer Hospitalized After Exposure to Unknown Substance at Traffic Stop
A Cincinnati police officer was treated for exposure to an "unknown illicit substance,"...
PA Officers Rescue Child from SUV Teetering on Hill After Father ODs
An SUV with a child in the back seat nearly flipped over a steep hillside in Carrick, PA,...
Police, Firefighters in Arkansas Town Targeted by Arsonist
Someone is targeting Cotton Plant, AR, police and firefighters, setting fires to their...
Idaho Deputy Stabbed, Suspect Killed in Trailer Park Call
According to Elmore County Sheriff Mike Hollinshead, a deputy and an officer from the...
Video: Off-Duty Delaware Trooper Kills Boyfriend After "Severe" Beating, Police Say
An off-duty Delaware trooper used her service weapon to shoot and kill her boyfriend...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine