POLICE BODY CAMERAS
Legislation headed to the governor will give the public and the press more access to police body camera videos than they’ve ever had. A final compromise drew unanimous support for the bill in both chambers.
There was one issue remaining in the body camera bill – a provision that said, if a video potentially depicts excessive use of force or civil rights violations by police, it must automatically be released. Police didn’t like that, and so, despite the objections of press organizations, lawmakers took the provision out.