Can Anyone Get Copies Of City Surveillance Video?

There is a fascinating case in California where a news station was granted 5.7 million surveillance images over a 90 day period.

I have never heard of anything this broad. Certainly if there is a specific incident / crime, clips are sometimes released but releasing a mass of images generally seems uncommon to me.

For those of you who work on city surveillance systems, what is your experience with city surveillance video being released to the public?

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