OHP Denies DashCam Video Request

Monday, June 8th 2009, 10:52 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- The Oklahoma Highway Patrol refuses to release its video of this clash between first responders.

Amateur video showed a trooper holding a paramedic by the neck.

Watch the video.

OHP insisted video captured by its troopers' dash cameras would exonerate them and show that the fight started when one of the paramedics assaulted a trooper.

06/02/2009  Related Story: OHP Says Paramedic Flashed Obscene Gesture

The News On 6 was told OHP couldn't release the dashcam video because it was part of an investigation. 

The criminal investigation wrapped up on Friday, and The News On 6 filed the paperwork to see the video, but the Oklahoma Highway Patrol denied the request, saying the video isn't covered by the Oklahoma Open Records Act. 

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