NOPD announces guidelines for release of body camera footage
NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Police Department has announced new guidelines for releasing audio and video recordings from officers' body cameras.
The department released the guidelines Wednesday which detail when and in what cases it plans to publicly release footage for some of the more serious use-of-force incidents involving police.
NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said at press conference Wednesday that he would like to release more footage only if he knows releasing the footage would not impact the safety of everyone involved.
The department will determine if it needs to release video based on certain conditions, including: the nature of the incident, the feedback from the recipient of the use of force and witnesses, state laws and whether releasing the footage would interfere with an investigation.