ANOTHER CALIFORNIA COURT RULING
SOMETIMES THEY DO GET IT RIGHT
The California Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that public agencies cannot require fees for redacting police body camera video before releasing it under a public records request.
In a unanimous decision, the state’s highest court ruled that agencies cannot charge these fees to simply redact images in video footage, such as blurring a bystander’s face.
In a concurring opinion by Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, he wrote that these editing costs could stand in the way of the California Public Records Act.
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