TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 7, 2016

Dash cam video recorded by police officers in the course of their duties is a public record generally available upon request, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 7-0 ruling, the court said that some exceptions could be made for materials deemed to be investigatory work product by police, but that in general the recordings should be open to the public. The opinion came in response to a suit from the Cincinnati Enquirer, which had sought video from a high-speed police chase that ended in a crash. Cleveland.com has more on the story.