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Walker officials drawing up policies on police body cameras

1 year 4 months 2 weeks ago July 14, 2015 Jul 14, 2015 Tuesday, July 14 2015 July 14, 2015 10:08 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

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.

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