Mayor’s Latest Proposal to Limit Body Camera Video Access Takes New Hit: Washington Post Says “More Openness is Warranted”

Public evaluation has begun of D.C. Mayor Bowser's latest proposal for limited access to video from police body cameras, with press representatives, the D.C. police union, and now the Washington Post suggesting further work is needed, especially reconsidering a complete ban on release of any video taken anywhere a person has a "heightened expectation of privacy."

The DC Open Government Coalition has obtained a copy of an August 6 memo from Deputy Mayor Kevin Donahue to Judiciary Committee Chair Kenyan McDuffie sketching the new proposal, due to be published in mid-September.  Initial reactions were reported in Aaron Davis's Washington Post story published Monday (10).  Continue>>>