Concerns raised about accessibility of police body camera footage in Texas

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/08/2016 - 7:08pm

Months after statewide body camera legislation took effect and the Houston Police Department outlined its policies regarding the devices, local criminal justice watchdogs worry that some video from high-profile incidents may never see the light of day.

At issue, they say, are provisions in the law that could stymie requests for camera footage, privacy protections, and local departmental reluctance to release information.

When the Legislature passed SB 158 last year - easily in the House and with some opposition in the Senate - it was touted as a way to bring more transparency to law enforcement. Continue...

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