South Carolina senator seeks quicker release of police dash cam videos

State Sen. Larry Martin said he plans to introduce a bill that would require law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to get approval from a judge to withhold videos taken at the scene of a crime beyond the period allowed in the state’s Freedom of Information Act.

The legislation comes at a time when video shot from the dashboard camera of a police vehicle has been withheld from the family of a teenager who was shot and killed by a Seneca Police officer, as well as from The Greenville News and other media outlets that have filed Freedom of Information Act requests. Continue…