Yesterday, the Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled in a split decision that security camera footage is not accessible under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA).
About the Case
The case is Patricia Gilleran v. Township of Bloomfield. Ms. Gilleran* requested video footage from a security camera placed on the outside of town hall, just above the mayor’s parking spot. Bloomfield denied her request, citing two of OPRA’s security-related provisions that exempt:
emergency or security information or procedures for any buildings or facility which, if disclosed, would jeopardize ...