Lyndhurst Twp. pays videographer, provides limited access to videos

Following last year’s adoption of an ordinance restricting video-recording of the Township’s governing body meetings, Lyndhurst Township now pays for the service but has yet to make the videos readily available. The original plan when the Board of Commissioners voted Continue Reading →

NJ Attorney General proposes making deadly force videos accessible

A new policy proposed on 2/26/2018 by the New Jersey Attorney General (AG) will make deadly force videos publicly available. The announcement came the day before the New Jersey Supreme Court heard arguments in Paff v. Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Continue Reading →

NJ Supreme Court rules in North Jersey Media v. Lyndhurst Twp.

NEW JERSEY FOUNDATION FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT’S STATEMENT REGARDING NORTH JERSEY MEDIA GROUP, INC. V. TOWNSHIP OF LYNDHURST (N.J. SUPREME COURT OPRA CASE – ACCESS TO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORY RECORDS) By Walter M. Luers, Esq.   Today, July 11, 2017, the New Continue Reading →

Tarus v. Pine Hill: You have a common law right to video-record a public meeting

UPDATE (9/28/2017): On 9/13/2017, the Lyndhurst Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance 2970-17 establishing video-recording rules for its meetings.  As noted below, the ordinance is an overstep such that enforcement could be challenged. UPDATE (8/10/2017): On August 8th, the Lyndhurst Board Continue Reading →

Lawsuit cites conflicting Appellate decisions on access to police records

The below blog post about an OPRA lawsuit for police incident reports and “use of force” reports discusses the Appellate decision (North Jersey Media Group v. Lyndhurst Twp.) that cut access to many law enforcement records “that even tangentially relate Continue Reading →