'Trooper of the Year' rear ends couple on motorcycle driving casually down the road (WDTN)
Tuesday September 10th, 2013
Dash camera video is commonly released after newsworthy incidents as it is considered a public record. Unlike other newsworthy incidents, however, the Ohio State Police refused to release it, citing a request from the Greene County prosecutor. In court documents, prosecutor Stephen Haller called the video “evidence in a criminal investigation.”
A ruling in the Court of Appeals, Second Appellate District of Ohio in Greene County, ordered the Greene County prosecutor to give WDTN-TV a copy of the video by today, or explain the legal reasoning as to why he should not have to comply.