Thadeus Greenson On Fight To Make Police Videos Public Statewide
Do you think the public has a right to see police videos? Footage captured on dash cams and body cameras? On the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week, North Coast Journal News Editor Thadeus Greenson checked in to discuss his battle to make police videos available to the public throughout California.
The newspaper has been working for years to obtain the controversial arrest video of a 14-year-old in Eureka in 2012, and last week California’s Supreme Court again made it clear this video and others like it can not be hidden from the public.
In recent years the Eureka Police Department has been taking steps to get their officers equipped with body cameras and dash-cameras, but the question was: Who gets to see the footage? The ‘Journal believes the answer is everyone. The city however only wants select people associated with law enforcement to see these videos because they want to categorize them as private personnel records. Check out Greenson’s latest in-depth story here.
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Listen to the story and a quick summary of other happenings from last week below.