Coalition joins others calling on D.C. Council to reject mayor’s proposal to hide police body camera videos

DCOGC President Kevin Goldberg testified to the D.C. legislature Wednesday this week on the latest proposals from the mayor that would limit public access to police body camera video, calling them "unnecessary and overbroad."

He also noted the process leading up to the proposals — directed by the Council to involve community input — in fact consisted of only two meetings with little revealed. These sessions simply "did not allow for adequate debate and discussion" and were "not an acceptable participatory process" for such important issues of the public right to know, he said. Community members of the advisory panel wrote D.C. officials a month ago with these concerns, yet they were never addressed. Continue…