Bill would open Oklahoma trooper dash cam videos

Oklahoman Published: March 11, 2014
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Videos shot from the dashboards of Oklahoma Highway Patrol cruisers would be subject to the state’s Open Records Act under a bill that overwhelmingly passed the state Senate.

The Senate voted 40-3 on Tuesday for the bill by Oklahoma City Republican Sen. David Holt.

The bill eliminates a current exemption to the state’s Open Records Act that allows the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to keep the videos secret. Holt says the OHP supports the bill and that the exemption has “caused them to come under more suspicion.”

Holt says the bill includes exceptions that would allow the OHP to keep from public view videos that showed nudity, minors, fatalities, or officer conduct that is subject of a current investigation.

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Senate Bill 1513: http://bit.ly/NXQTOz