On June 30, 2016, the NJ Appellate Division issued a published (and thus precedential) decision in John Paff v. Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Docket No. A-4226-14T3, an OPRA case seeking release of a police dashcam video depicting a police dog attack on a female motorist. A three-judge panel voted 2-1 to affirm a lower court ruling that the video is disclosable under the Open Public Records Act. For more information, read Paff’s June 30, 2016 and August 2014 blog articles on the case. Also see NJFOG’s February 2016 post on the topic.
RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE:
Police Dashcam Videos Releasable as Public Records, Court Rules
New Jersey Law Journal
June 30, 2016