Park County commissioners barred 9NEWS cameras from a public meeting. Was that legal

Submitted by NFOIC on Wed, 02/13/2019 - 7:30am

Reporting a story on the Park County sheriff last month, 9NEWS journalists Noel Brennan and Bryan Wendland were told they couldn’t bring their cameras into a county commissioners’ meeting that was open to the public.

The cameras would be a “disruption,” Park County Commissioner Mike Brazell said. They would encourage “grandstanding,” County Attorney Erin Smith told the reporters.

Only one other individual attended the meeting, which the county audio recorded. Brennan and Wendland were allowed to ask questions about the now-former sheriff during the public comment period, but when they obtained a copy of the audio, their questions weren’t audible. (Read more here...)