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Right to inspect includes right to copies of public records

The city of Norman’s contention that the public has no right to copies of police records is contradicted by an attorney general opinion emphasizing that the right to inspect under the Oklahoma Continue Reading →

Norman police refuse to allow copying of Mixon video

Norman city officials have conceded that the surveillance video of an incident involving University of Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon is a public record under the Oklahoma Open Records Act. Norman police will Continue Reading →

Judge didn’t prohibit Norman police from releasing copy of Mixon video

Cleveland County Special District Judge Steven Stice apparently changed his mind regarding public access to the surveillance video of an incident involving University of Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon. At Mixon’s arraignment a week ago, Continue Reading →

Cleveland County district attorney refuses to release video even after charge filed

University of Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon was charged with a misdemeanor Friday, but Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn refused to release surveillance video of the July 25 incident. “It’s evidence in Continue Reading →

Surveillance video of OU football player’s altercation should be public record if arrest is made

Sports talk radio hosts and newspaper reporters have speculated on if and when surveillance video of University of Oklahoma freshman football player Joe Mixon’s altercation with a 20-year-old female student would be made Continue Reading →

Judge rules Okla. governor may claim deliberative process privilege but must provide log of exempted documents

An Oklahoma County trial judge ruled Tuesday that Gov. Mary Fallin may keep the content of records secret pursuant to a common law deliberative process privilege. However, District Judge Barbara Swinton gave Fallin 20 days to produce a Continue Reading →

Ruling expected today on whether executive, deliberative process privileges allow Oklahoma governor to keep records secret

An Oklahoma County trial judge said Thursday she expects to rule “by the end of the week” on whether executive and deliberative process privileges permit Gov. Mary Fallin to keep records secret Continue Reading →