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City attempts to ban video cameras from open meeting

From The State:

A hearing for a former Columbia Police Department chief deputy was postponed Thursday after city officials got into a dispute with reporters over the use of video cameras in the hearing. Former Deputy Chief Isa Greene gave approval to the media to attend her hearing before a panel of city employees as she protests her dismissal from the department. However, Pamela Benjamin, the city’s human resources director, told reporters for WIS and WLTX that they would not be allowed to use their video cameras during the proceedings.