Friday, October 07, 2005

DPS balks at releasing House videos, cites safety

Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Texas Legislature: "Attorney General Greg Abbott's office says the Department of Public Safety must release security camera videos taken during the House's fierce debates over school vouchers last May.

DPS says disclosure of the tapes could jeopardize security at the Capitol. It filed a lawsuit this month to block their disclosure.

The Texas Observer, a biweekly publication that says it 'promotes democratic participation and open government,' requested the tapes.

Jake Bernstein, executive editor of the Observer, used the state's open records act to seek videos of a hallway behind the House chamber."


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