CJ Ciaramella reports:
Prodded by the public outcry following Ferguson and federal grants from the Obama administration, police departments across the country have launched pilot programs to equip officers with body cameras. But the new technology has outpaced department guidelines and public records laws, raising a dizzying amount of questions over who gets access to the hours and hours of footage.
The ACLU called for recording all police interactions with the public in a 2013 white paper, but as ACLU senior policy analyst Jay Stanley noted in a blog post earlier this month, issues with public record laws raised several problems with the ACLU’s premise.
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