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Myers defends refusal to allow citizen to videotape meeting

February 11, 2009

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) -- Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr. is defending his refusal to allow a citizen to make a video recording of a Tuesday meeting between the local legislative delegation and the Allegany County commissioners.

At the start of the meeting, the state lawmakers voted 3-1 to require that Cumberland resident Marc Nelson turn off the camera.

Nelson has recorded recent county and City Council meetings and has posted the videos on the Internet. Myers, however, says Nelson does not represent "an authorized news agency."

Myers, R-Allegany/Washington, says he was concerned the video could be altered and the issues would not be reported accurately. He says his private attorney advised him it would be legal to put the camera issue to a vote.

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Nelson calls the decision "unreasonable."

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