Body Camera Video Access Hearing Today – Post Reports Chairman Opposes Mayor’s Plan

The D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary hears witnesses at 2:00 today including the press and the D.C. Open Government Coalition opposing D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan to exempt police video from access under public records laws. Live streaming video from the hearing will be available here.

Kevin Goldberg, president, will testify for the Coalition. The police chief, Cathy Lanier, is also expected to testify.

The Washington Post reports today that committee chair, Council Member Kenyan McDuffie, yesterday revealed his opposition to the mayor's plan and plans to draft legislation based on the hearing that will provide "a way to access the appropriately redacted footage." Continue>>>