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Minneapolis court rules bus surveillance footage is public

Posted on August 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that bus surveillance footage is public, supporting a claim by local television affiliate, KSTP-TV, that denial of its request for videos violated the state's Data Practices Act, the Pioneer Press reported.

KSTP requested video footage of two incidents: in one, a Metro Transit driver went off the road and injured passengers; in another, a driver left the bus and assaulted a bicyclist. The Metropolitan Council, which oversees Metro Transit, asserted the videos were non-public because they contained "personnel data" that could not be separated from the public portions of the video. The court ordered the Met Council to turn the videos over to KSTP. For the full story, click here.

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