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NCSO denies request for body camera footage of Henderson incident

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Sheriff's Office denied an open records request from The Covington News for the body camera footage from officers involved in the recent assault allegations at District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson's house. 

The News filed the request with the sheriff's office April 25 requesting video footage and/or photographs of the incident. NCSO called Friday, April 27 to say the request could not be fulfilled because it involved an ongoing investigation. A letter, dated April 27, was received by The News Monday stating the same. 

PDF: NCSO letter

According to the original incident report, taken April 19, the case was turned over to the criminal investigations division April 20. 

PDF: Henderson incident report


The Covington News will continue to update this story as information becomes available.