Washington County CCP Rules in Holding Cell Camera Case

President Judge Katherine B. Emery of the Washington County Court of Common Pleas this week ruled that California Borough must release video from a holding cell in response to a Right-to-Know Request.

Judge Emery’s decision upholds the Final Determination issued by the OOR in June 2016.


Presentation to Criminal Justice Advisory Committee

Earlier today, I was pleased to speak to the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, a committee under the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, in Harrisburg.

The topic was video records such as bodycams and dashcams, how they’re currently handled under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law, pending legislation on the topic, and other related issues.

My thanks to the Chairman, Representative Mike Vereb, for inviting me to speak.

Here’s the presentation I used:

Criminal Justice Advisory Committee Presentation (PDF)
Criminal Justice Advisory Committee Presentation (PPTX)