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