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, a case concerning the application of the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) to police video recordings. Both the AG’s policy and the pending Court opinion seek to clarify circumstances and timing when police records should be publicly accessible, following last year’s NJ Supreme Court ruling in North Jersey Media Group v. Township of Lyndhurst.


NJ Law Journal
OAG Moves to Make Police Videos of Deadly Force Releasable to the Public
by Michael Booth
February 26, 2018 (updated 2/27/18)


Public may get access to video from body cams, dash cams after police-involved shootings
by Nicholas Pugliese, Staff Writer – State House Bureau
February 26, 2018


CBS Philly
New Jersey AG Proposes New Policy On Lethal Force Videos
by Kim Glovas
February 26, 2018