Oklahoma appeals court rules dash-cam videos are public records

From Tulsa World:  Reversing a decision by a Rogers County judge, the state Court of Civil Appeals ruled Friday that a dash-cam video made by the Claremore Police Department in 2011 does constitute a public record under the Oklahoma Open Records Act.

“This is definitely a win for the citizen and definitely a win for the press and the people who support open government,” said attorney Josh Lee, who fought along with attorneys Stephen Fabian and Clint Ward for the release of the records. “Open government wins today.” 

The appellate court also ruled that city of Claremore must pay attorneys’ fees as determined by a trial court.