From The Cincinnati Enquirer Video from police cruiser cameras are not public records, according to a recent appellate court decision that applies to most southwest Ohio counties.
The May 27 ruling by the Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals involved a 2011 drunken driving arrest.
Mark Miller, who was not associated with the case but is a founder of the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes (COAST), had requested public records involving investigations by the arresting trooper from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The state patrol handed over some records but refused the dash cam saying it was exempt from the Ohio Public Records Act because it was an investigatory record. Miller received the dash-cam video after the case was finished in court.