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All requests for Body Worn Camera Video must be in writing and directed to the City Secretary as follows: City of Port Arthur City Secretary, Port Arthur City Hall, 444 4th Street, Room 430, P.O. Box 1089, Port Arthur, TX 77641-1089, Phone: (409) 983-8115 Fax: (409) 983-8128 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sec. 1701.661. RELEASE OF INFORMATION RECORDED BY BODY WORN CAMERA.
(a) A member of the public is required to provide the following information when submitting a written request to a law enforcement agency for information recorded by a body worn camera:
(1) the date and approximate time of the recording;
(2) the specific location where the recording occurred; and
(3) the name of one or more persons known to be a subject of the recording.
(b) A failure to provide all of the information required by Subsection (a) to be part of a request for recorded information does not preclude the requestor from making a future request for the same recorded information.
Fees: The charge for obtaining a copy of a body worn camera recording shall be $10.00 per recording responsive to the request for information; and $1.00 per full minute of body worn camera video or audio footage. (Must be paid in full before delivery)
This request may take up to twenty (20) business days or forty-five (45) business days or more from the date of submission, if evaluated by The Texas Attorney General.
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