In a close 4-3 ruling, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the public has no right under state law to review police dash-cam videos to determine if a police officer acted properly during a high-speed chase or if the officer was justified in using non-lethal force to subdue a suspect, according to the Asbury Park Press.
The ruling stemmed from a case in January 2014 in which officers pursued and arrested a driver who had allegedly eluded an officer attempting a traffic stop.
The video in that case shows a police officer deploying his K-9 on a woman during the arrest. That officer was indicted in connection to the arrest, but criminal charges were later dismissed.
Monday's ruling came about a year after the court ruled that dash camera video of fatal police shootings should be released.