State agency rejects request by cops to classify body camera footage as private

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 2:57pm

A state agency has rejected a request by several Minnesota police departments to classify body camera footage as private, saying that state law should clarify how the data is handled in the wake of the fast-growing technology.

Law enforcement agencies had argued current state law did not adequately address the issue of addressing both a citizen’s right to privacy and the public’s right to information. Continue...