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Oklahoma Court Dismisses Bartlesville Police Video Appeal

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Photo from the video released by Bartlesville Police in 2012. Photo from the video released by Bartlesville Police in 2012.

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has dismissed an appeal filed by the city of Bartlesville over a Washington County judge's 2012 order that it release a video allegedly showing two police officers assaulting a patient in the hospital's emergency room.

The court handed down the ruling Wednesday.

It affirms Washington County District Judge Curtis DeLapp, who ruled last year the videotape "is a record under the Open Records Act" and must be made available to the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise because it contains facts about the arrest.

News On 6 separately requested a copy of the video under the Open Records Act. After Judge DeLapp's ruling, News On 6 received a copy on March 19, 2012.

3/19/2012 Related Story: Surveillance Video Released Of Alleged Assault By Bartlesville Police

The newspaper sued the police department over the tape, which it believes shows two officers assaulting a handcuffed man at a hospital in September 2011.

The newspaper said the city denied an Open Records Act request in the case.

After it was release, NewsOn6.com posted a 5-minute segment of the video.

Washington County District Attorney Kevin Buchanan did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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