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New state bill reignites debate over release of police body camera footage




New York Police Department (NYPD) Officer Joshua Jones wears a body camera during a mock traffic stop to demonstrate how the cameras will be used during a press conference.
New York Police Department (NYPD) Officer Joshua Jones wears a body camera during a mock traffic stop to demonstrate how the cameras will be used during a press conference.
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The ongoing debate over the release of police video is being taken up by the state legislature.

According to the Los Angeles Times, a new bill would require law enforcement in CA to release video from police shootings and protests. The issue pits individual privacy against transparency – police and prosecutors say making videos public early on could compromise investigations. There are also privacy concerns about members of the public being shown during highly traumatic experiences.

AirTalk looks at whether the rules on police videos can be standardized.

Guests:

Cory M. Salzillo, legislative director for the California State Sheriffs’ Association

Adrienna Wong, staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California