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Monday, November 22, 2010

Kitsap Sun Describes Why It Sought Police Dash Cam Video of Police Shooting

David Nelson of the Kitsap Sun writes this column on why his newspaper went to court to obtain a copy of a police dash cam video showing the shooting death of a motorist--and why the paper ultimately decided not to put the video on its web site even after winning the court case.

This is a very important example of privacy and accountability. Accountability ultimately won out, which is the purpose of the Public Records Act, but the Kitsap Sun acted with compassion to honor the wishes of the deceased's family as much as possible. A class act.

NOTE: The column mentions Greg Overstreet of Allied Law Group who represented the Kitsap Sun in the case.