Trial judge in Mixon case doesn’t want video released under Open Records Act

First it was a Norman assistant city attorney asininely defying the Open Records Act by allowing only news media to view surveillance video of a University of Oklahoma football player knocking out Continue Reading →

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 →

House passes bill removing exemption for Oklahoma Highway Patrol dash-cam recordings

A bill to make all law enforcement recordings public records passed the state House by a 67-13 vote on Wednesday. HB 2676, sponsored by Ken Walker, R-Tulsa, would remove an Open Records Act exemption Continue Reading →