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30 Laws in 30 Days: Rules for preserving police body camera video

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – Accountability for law enforcement is expected to increase with the implementation of police body cameras and new rules on what agencies should do with the […]

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Excessive force provision could be removed from the body cam bill

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Whether to automatically release police body camera video in a case of possible excessive use of force or civil rights violations is up for debate. House Bill 1019 allows law enforcement to keep a video private if they can prove it needs to be confidential for reasons including an […]

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Legislation reducing access to police body cam video advances

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill limiting the public’s access to police body camera and dash camera video is advancing to the Senate. House Bill 1019 would allow law enforcement agencies to withhold body camera or dash camera video. Under the legislation, there would be three situations where law enforcement agencies must release […]

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Committee talks body cameras for Indiana law enforcement

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Interim Study Committee on Government started the discussion Wednesday on the benefits and ramifications of providing the state’s law enforcement with body cameras. Jim Corridan, Indiana state archivist, said putting body cameras on law enforcement in Indiana could be a costly move. He said the oversight committee adopted […]