Editorial: Adjust body camera rules in South Carolina

As more and more law enforcement officers throughout the state strap on body cameras to do their work, both the officers and the people with whom they interact are safer, and more accountable.

People who disagree with an officer’s version of an encounter can go to the videotape to be proved right — or wrong. When officers are accused of using too much force, for example, they can use video to acquit themselves — or not.

But rules unanimously approved by top state law enforcement officials on Dec. 4 leave out an important stakeholder in those situations: the public. Continue…