Walker approves policies for its police body cameras
WALKER - City leaders approved policies dealing with the three-month old police body camera system.
"It's been up to this point, non controversial," mayor Rick Ramsey said Monday night after the council agreed on the rules based on suggestions from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Ramsey said the recordings will follow the law of other public records and will video 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, a previous WBRZ.com story reported.
The video will be stored for at least three years in servers both locally and out-of-town, the mayor said. The mayor said the city purchased additional digital storage space, anticipating the need for more when the body camera system was unveiled in the city in May.
The city has 18 cameras.
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