Ohio's high court dismisses media lawsuit over bodycam video

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The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit brought by several news organizations arguing that video footage from police bodycams is a public record that should be released on request.

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The court on Tuesday unanimously denied the request since the video was released two days after the request.

The court didn't address whether such video is a public record.

News organizations including The Associated Press sued Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE'-turs) last year when he initially refused to release police bodycam video from the July 19, 2015, fatal shooting of a black motorist in a traffic stop by a white University of Cincinnati officer.

Deters later released the video after the officer was indicted on charges including murder.