Request for Bodycam, Dashcam, and Cell Footage

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Newark City should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.

Records requested: The arrest record and and all available body camera, dashcam, and cell footage from the apprehension, detention, and transportation of Patrick B. Kelly on October 17th, 2019.

Note: The cell footage, unlike the body camera footage, is from within Rutgers Police Department at Bruce Street and was not produced from NWKPD equipment.

A taxpayer,

Patrick Kelly

Noguera, Samora, Newark City

Good Afternoon:
The Office of the Clerk of the City of Newark has assigned your OPRA
request tracking number PD-21-0945 and forwarded it to the Police
Division.
In order to gather the documents responsive to your requests, the OPRA
unit sends your requests to the respective City Departments, which
actually created, received, or retained these documents. Since the State
of Emergency, crucial City Staff have retired, become sick, and work a
staggered schedule, which makes the time needed to gather responsive
documents far longer than usual.
This Office received your request on July 29, 2021 and anticipates a
response on or about August 23, 2021.