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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - More on "Citing new law, Evansville police increase costs to view, obtain body camera footage"

Updating the ILB post from earlier today that quoted a story in the Evansville Courier & Press, a reader points to the quote in the story:

...Capt. Andy Chandler said people who want to view video before or instead of copying it will pay $37.50 per hour to watch the recording at the police station.
and writes:
I believe charging $37.50 per hour to view the videos would violate IC 5-14-3-8(b) [see p. 31 of law]:
(b) Except as provided in this section, a public agency may not charge any fee under this chapter:
(1) to inspect a public record; or
(2) to search for, examine, or review a record to determine whether the record may be disclosed.
The only exception for charging a fee for inspection is (i) which only applies to requests by governmental agencies.
The reader also points out that the Evansville Police information page about "body worn camera requests" says no fee will be charged "for the actual inspection."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 17, 2016 01:44 PM
Posted to Indiana Government