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D.C. Would Release Most Police Body Camera Footage Under New Plan

August 11, 2015  | 

Police in the nation's capital would release more footage from body cameras than in any other major U.S. city under a plan from Mayor Muriel E. Bowser that reverses her previous opposition to making such videos public, reports the Washington Post.

Bowser's proposal, which has the potential to shed light on thousands of recorded interactions between police and the public, would allow private citizens to obtain copies of video recorded on street corners, during traffic stops and elsewhere outdoors.

The proposal would draw a bright line, however, between such recordings and those made in private spaces. Citing privacy concerns, the city would restrict access to video recorded indoors, for the most part allowing it only in court proceedings.

Advocates for police accountability and even the city's officers union say that it is only half the public access that is needed.


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Jon Retired LEO @ 8/12/2015 4:55 PM

The Mayor has been consorting with Sharpton again.

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