Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Police Video Case

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Ohio Supreme Court justices have questioned attorneys over whether videos from police body cameras are public records and when they should be released.

News organizations including The Associated Press sued Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters last year when he initially refused to release police body camera video from the July 19 fatal shooting of a black motorist in a traffic stop by a white University of Cincinnati officer.

Deters’ attorney told the justices Tuesday he believed the lawsuit was moot, because the video was later released.

Attorney Jack Greiner, who represented the media organizations, said compared the footage to an initial incident report, arguing it should not be classified as a confidential investigatory record.

The court also heard arguments in a related case involving police dash cam videos.