Should police body camera footage be public record?
Pacific Standard - 06/13/2016
Police departments across the country are grappling with how to effectively manage this new stream of evidence. Should body camera footage be treated like any other police record? Or is there something unique about the footage that requires unique legislation like the bill proposed in North Carolina?
To find out, Pacific Standard spoke with experts in criminology, law, and policing to get a more comprehensive picture of the issues surrounding who has access to body camera footage in jurisdictions across the nation.