Feb 122015
 
 February 12, 2015  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Matt Dixon reports:

Legislation that would have required police officers to wear body cameras is quickly transforming as lawmakers and police associations express concerns over state government mandates and privacy.

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During a workshop on the bill last month, lawmakers expressed concerns about placing state mandates on local police departments, which prompted Jones to pull the body camera mandate provisions. Jones’ bill now requires the roughly two-dozen law enforcement agencies in Florida that already use body cameras to develop procedures for how to use them, maintain them and store recorded data.

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