Missouri And North Carolina Is Passing A Body Cam Footage Bill That Restricts Footage From The Public

Missouri And North Carolina Is Passing A Body Cam Footage Bill That Restricts Footage From The Public
Missouri And North Carolina Is Passing A Body Cam
Footage Bill That Restricts Footage From The Public
BHR Hollywood Reports.........The states of North Carolina and Missouri are making it harder for individuals to obtain video recorded by police body cameras and dash cams.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon have both signed bills regulating the release of video recordings from police body and dashboard cameras.

The legislation was passed almost unanimously by the state's House of Representatives on Tuesday after winning unanimous support in the state Senate. Both chambers are Republican-led.

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Police in Ferguson, Missouri, were not wearing body cameras in August 2014 when a white patrolman fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The incident sparked months of sometimes violent protests and demands for police reforms, including mandatory body cameras. Ferguson police use cameras now.

Many U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Detroit and Seattle have also moved toward supplying patrol officers with body cameras following protests over what critics see as police use of indiscriminate force against unarmed civilians, particularly racial minorities and the mentally ill.
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So far in 2016, Florida, Indiana, Utah and Washington state as well as the District of Columbia have enacted laws governing the use of body cameras, according to the National Conference of State


Legislatures.

Twenty-three states have passed laws for body cameras, the group said.

If granted, the video cannot be shown or described without getting permission from the people featured in the footage. Any person failing to follow the law could be liable for damages in resulting lawsuits.
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