CASE SUMMARY: Digital First Media v. Township of Readington, et al.

Case Name: Digital First Media v. Township of Readington, et al Docket Number: HNT-L-427-16 County: Hunterdon Filing Date: September 30, 2016 Presiding Judge: Yolanda Ciccone Status: Disclosure stayed pending appeal   Overview: The court ruled that Readington Township must provide Continue Reading →

CASE SUMMARY: Steven Wronko v. Township of Old Bridge

Case Name:  Steven Wronko v. Township of Old Bridge Docket Number:  MID-L-002750-16 County / Vicinage:  Middlesex Filing Date:  May 9, 2016 Judge:  Francis, Travis L. Status:  Closed.   Overview: In an October 27, 2016 written opinion, Middlesex County Assignment Judge Continue Reading →

Bergen NAACP To Host Forum On Transparency Prompted By Bill To Withhold Police Video, 911 Tapes From Public – Tuesday, Feb. 23rd at 7 PM

In response to the introduction of S788 by Senator Paul Sarlo — the bill proposes to exempt all police videos and 911 calls from OPRA — a forum will be hosted on Feb. 23, 2016 by the Bergen County NAACP to discuss Continue Reading →

Dog attack dash cam video on the docket

UPDATE (July 11, 2016):  The Appellate Court issued a published (and thus precedential) decision on June 30, 2016 that the police dashcam video in question is disclosable under the state’s Open Public Records Act.  http://njfog.org/2016/07/11/appellate-division-rules-release-dog-bite-dashcam-video/ — This APP article concerns Continue Reading →

Thirty-day retention limit established for government video surveillance recordings

December 28, 2015 NJ Open Government Notes by John Paff At its September 17, 2015 meeting, the State Records Committee approved changes to state, county and municipal Records Retention Schedules requiring routine video surveillance recordings to be retained for a Continue Reading →