Walker officials drawing up policies on police body cameras
WALKER - Several months after outfitting patrol officers with wearable cameras, the Walker City Council will set down policies governing their use.
The council introduced an ordinance Monday outlining a body camera policy, and next month it is planning to bring the matter to a vote.
The Advocate reports the policy, based on a model written by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, demands that officers record all contact with civilians, with a few exceptions. People may bar officers from recording in their homes unless the police visit to make an arrest or perform a search.
The recordings must be kept for at least three years, but may be kept longer if they are being used in an active criminal case or for training.