Law enforcement officials back body cams bill, free speech advocates share concerns

Law enforcement officers today lined up in support of a bill laying out standards for handling video from body cameras, saying it would protect privacy while encouraging more departments to use the technology.
But media and free speech advocates worried the bill’s language is too restrictive and called on lawmakers to retool it to make footage more readily available.
Under Rep. Jesse Kremer’s bill, law enforcement would only be able to release body camera footage in case of a death, alleged physical injury, custodial arrest or a search during a temporary questioning.
Additionally, victims and ...

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