- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio judge says he has disconnected a video feed from his courtroom to the prosecutor’s office after defense attorneys called it a violation of privacy and attorney-client privilege.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (https://cin.ci/1mpRPLA ) Warren County Common Pleas Judge Robert Peeler told Prosecutor David Fornshell he disconnected the feed to “maintain a level playing field for both sides,” but said he’s not concerned that anyone has done anything wrong.

Fornshell says he asked for the video and audio feed during a 2011 trial in which a man was convicted of fatally running over a sheriff’s deputy.

Defense attorneys in Warren County say confidential conversations with clients could be picked up by a microphone in the courtroom.

The Warren County Bar Association is also reviewing the use of the video feed.


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