MOBILE: JUDGE ORDERS RELEASE OF BODY CAMERA VIDEO

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama city’s police department will be required to release body camera video of when high school students were pepper-sprayed in 2016 by an officer while painting a cannon after a football game.

WALA-TV reports a Mobile County Circuit Court judge singed an order Monday that says the city of Mobile has 14 days to release the video. Meredith Corporation owns the news station and it won the lawsuit in which the judge made the order.

WALA-TV News Director Scott Flannigan says it’s a win for the public. He says the station had told city officials why the video of McGill-Toolen High School students was public document, but they wouldn’t release it.

Mobile still has the option to appeal the ruling. City Public Safety Director James Barber wouldn’t comment Monday.

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