Ruling Would Make Lexington's Surveillance Policies Public

Jun 26, 2018

A Fayette circuit judge has ruled that Lexington officials must release information about the city’s surveillance devices and how they’re used.

Judge John Reynolds decided in favor of local activist Mike Maharrey with privacy rights watchdog We See You Watching Lexington. Muharrey sued to see documents such as purchase orders, contracts, and training manuals – in a case that made its way to Attorney General Andy Beshear. The city countersued to stop the release of the materials.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the judge found that the city incorrectly relied on Open Records Request exemptions.

Maharrey also serves as the national communications director for the Tenth Amendment Center and has appeared on InfoWars, arguing against federal overreach.

Lexington now has 30 days to appeal.