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Supreme Court nixes woman’s bid for town’s security video

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ruled a northern New Jersey town doesn’t have to release security-camera footage from outside its town hall under state open records laws.

In a split decision, the court held Tuesday that Bloomfield was correct in denying the request for the video.

The town had argued the video could reveal information about the security system’s operation and its vulnerabilities. It also argued confidential informants or victims of domestic violence might appear on the video.

Chief Justice Stuart Rabner disagreed, and wrote that when the legislature drafted the Open Public Records Act it didn’t specifically exempt all security video from public disclosure.

The woman who requested the video can still seek it under a separate law that requires a higher standard.

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