The Trentonian Requests Access to 9-1-1 Calls
Attorney CJ Griffin is representing The Trentonian in an lawsuit which seeks access to 9-1-1 calls under the Open Public Records Act. The Trentonian will ask the Honorable Mary C. Jacobson, A.J.S.C., to compel the Township of Hamilton to release 9-1-1 calls relating to an alleged domestic dispute that occurred at the home of a Trenton police officer. Hamilton claims that the Domestic Violence Prevention Act bars access to the 9-1-1 calls. The Trentonian argues, however, that the DVPA (NJSA 2C:25-33) only exempts certain records and 9-1-1 calls are not on the list. Additionally, the DVPA exemption is not absolute – the court may still balance the interests of the parties and release the records.
The Trentonian reported on the story and the lawsuit here: http://www.trentonian.com/article/TT/20161101/NEWS/161109977