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.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Hundreds of volunteers pick up litter around the capital city
New entertainment venue set to open at Mall of Louisiana in 2019
Cheeky Capitol parking lot security system strikes again
Denham Springs adds second resource officer to watch its schools
Rouzan development takes shape after years of controversy