Body Cam Data Practices

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard a bill which regulates data practices of the body cameras used in law enforcement. This legislation comes in the wake of increased calls by citizens and police department initiatives to institute the use of portable video recording systems on peace officers. If passed, the law would regulate how law enforcement agencies maintain such data. It sets limits on how long certain data may be stored, designating investigative data not including injuries or alleged misconduct to be deleted within ninety days, unless otherwise requested by the subject. Data flagged as containing bodily harm or alleged misconduct would be retained for at least one year. The bill was laid over for further consideration of stakeholder testimony. (S.F. 498)

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