6/30/16 JOHN PAFF VS. OCEAN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE A-4226-14T3
Dash cam films made by motor vehicle recorders (MVRs) in police vehicles - which, in accordance with the police chief's written policy order, are generated automatically whenever the vehicle's overhead lights are activated - are "government records" subject to disclosure under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 to -13. Appellant Ocean County Prosecutor's Office failed to carry its statutory burden to show that the films fall within an exception under OPRA.
Judge Gilson dissents.