Could the Seattle Police Department improve its public image by wearing body cameras?
Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell is spearheading a pilot program that could put small cameras on officers by the end of 2012. However, Bob Scales who work at the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, said a few issues under current Washington State privacy laws may stand in the way.
During a city council meeting on September 8, Scales said, “Under the Washington state Privacy Act, it is unlawful to make an audio recording of a private conversation except as authorized by the Act.”
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