Bill may increase media, public access to police communication

Submitted by NFOIC on Mon, 02/24/2020 - 9:45am

A new bill being heard in the Colorado Senate may increase the media and public’s access to police communication.

The bill, Radio Communications Policies Of Gov Entities, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Van Winkle and Rep. Jovan Melton, is being heard on March 4, which is the third time a bill of this nature has been heard.

Police departments have been encrypting their radio communications for years, but concern has risen around the public’s right to know. (Read more here...)