Republican bill would restrict disclosure of police body camera recordings in N.J., require consent of each subject in footage (Updated)

Republican bill would restrict disclosure of police body camera recordings in N.J., require consent of each subject in footage (Updated)

A new bill was introduced on Dec. 28 during the lame-duck session of the New Jersey Legislature that would restrict the disclosure of police body camera footage and require the consent of each subject recorded in the footage. Sen. Anthony Bucco (R-25) issued a press release Thursday afternoon about the bill that framed the proposed…

OPRAmachine founder to step down, hand reins to New Brunswick Today editor

OPRAmachine founder to step down, hand reins to New Brunswick Today editor

Gavin Rozzi, the founder of OPRAmachine, is stepping down from managing the project on Jan. 1. Charlie Kratovil, the editor of the local news website New Brunswick Today, will become the new project leader for OPRAmachine. Rozzi, an award-winning data scientist, web developer, and former independent journalist, founded OPRAmachine in 2017. The website helps citizens…

N.J. lawmakers appear to be hitting pause on rewriting Open Public Records Act; bill targeting ‘commercial requestors’ still possible in lame-duck session

N.J. lawmakers appear to be hitting pause on rewriting Open Public Records Act; bill targeting ‘commercial requestors’ still possible in lame-duck session

There are only four legislative meeting days left on the calendar and no public discussion has taken place on changes to the state’s Open Public Records Act.