League Professional Development Webinar
“OPRA Spotlight: The Lyndhurst Decision and Police Records”
October 18, 2017
Location: Your Computer
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The recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision in North Jersey Media Group, Inc. v. Township of Lyndhurst confirmed that most written records created during a criminal investigation are beyond the reach of Open Public Records Act requests, but the Court found that police Use of Force reports are subject to OPRA unless the government can show that disclosure would be “inimical to the public interest.” The Court’s reasoning has opened the door to arguments that police dash camera and body camera footage may be subject to OPRA based on the extent that the Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Directive 2015-1 constituted a “law” requiring that footage to be created. Even if courts continue to hold that police camera footage is not subject to OPRA, the Supreme Court’s Lyndhurst decision has opened the door wide open to common law “right to know” requests for police camera footage. This webinar will discuss the implications of this case , how to handle such a request, and what it means for Municipal Records Custodians with regards to these types of OPRA requests.
11:00a.m -12:15p.m. -Seminar Topic and Discussion
-Jeffrey S. Jacobson, Esq, Former Chief Counsel to the New Jersey Attorney General and Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
-Chief Keith Bendul, Chief of Police, Fort Lee Police Department
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