|Andrew C. Carey|
Middlesex County Prosecutor
Are records that can be queried from the data contained within the Promis/Gavel system--New Jersey's automated criminal case tracking system--obtainable under the Open Public Records Act?(Of somewhat lesser importance, the case also asks whether reports that have already been queried from Promis/Gavel are subject to disclosure under OPRA.)
Members of the public - who, lest we forget, ultimately pay for this technology - should be granted access to the same tools that public agencies use every day - specifically the ability to request a search of its electronic records for specific terms. Especially in this information age, any other result would effectively eviscerate the public's rights.I am being represented in the matter by Walter M. Luers of Clinton. Media and the public are invited to attend this hearing but are cautioned to call the court at 732-519-3413 the day prior to hearing to ensure that it hasn't been postponed.