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Judge Orders the Release of Body Camera Footage Citing an Exception to NJ Supreme Court Decision

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Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson most recently ruled that body camera footage can be released under the State’s Open Public Records Act and ordered Burlington County to release a partial police body camera video that the county was attempting to keep private. The video footage requested involved the interactions of a Kevin Lewis with sheriff’s officers who responded to… Continue Reading

NJ Attorney General Issues Directive That Dashcam and Bodycam Footage of Deadly Force Should be Subject to Public Release

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As reported in the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal made an announcement that police dashcam and body cam videos documenting use of deadly force should be subject to public release once the corresponding initial investigation is complete.  According to the press release, the directive is being issued in the interests of “transparency in police community relations,”… Continue Reading

NJ Supreme Court Will Decide Whether OPRA Covers Police Dash Cam Videos

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As reported by the New Jersey Law Journal, the New Jersey Supreme Court will hear the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office’s appeal in a case examining whether the public can access videos recorded by police dashboard cameras. In a 2-1 unpublished decision released in August, the Appellate Division said a police dashcam could be considered a… Continue Reading

Troopers Start Wearing Body Cams

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As reported by NJ.com, troopers at three State Police stations began patrolling with body-worn cameras this weekend as the Division prepares to outfit every officer on the road with the technology. Uniformed troopers assigned to Bordentown, Bellmawr, and Red Lion stations turned on their cameras on Saturday as part of an “initial deployment program,” according… Continue Reading

NJ Pledges Millions To Equip Officers With Body Cams

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As reported by NJ.com, New Jersey has pledged $4 million to equip every New Jersey State Trooper and thousands more local police officers with body cameras as demand for the technology rises in the wake of several high-profile police-involved shootings in the United States. Body cameras, though increasingly ubiquitous in policing, are not yet standard gear for… Continue Reading

Acting NJ Attorney General ‘Pro-Body Camera’ For Police, But Has Privacy Concerns

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As reported by NJ.com, Acting State Attorney General John Hoffman said Wednesday his “instincts and intuition are certainly pro-body camera” for police in New Jersey, but he has concerns about how their use might infringe on privacy in cases such as domestic abuse or sexual assault.  Hoffman said during an Assembly budget hearing in Trenton… Continue Reading

Camden County Police Testing Body Cameras On Officers

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As reported in NJ.com, the Camden County Police Department has been testing body cameras for its officers for the past year, according to officials, with the chief hoping to acquire up to 100 cameras “as quickly as possible.”  According to Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen, the police department has tested cameras from three companies so… Continue Reading
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