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Body cam bill goes to the governor without excessive force provision

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Rules for accessing police body camera and dash camera video are headed to the governor for his approval. “We were dealing with the very difficult issue when you’re trying to balance public records, disclosure, transparency, but also be protective of people’s privacy rights,” said Rep. Kevin Mahan, R-Hartford City. […]

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Police body camera legislation moves forward

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An overhauled version of a bill allowing police to limit public access to police dash and body camera video could undergo more changes. The bill’s author, Rep. Kevin Mahan, R-Hartford City, said the bill likely would be assigned to a conference committee after the Senate voted 49-1 Tuesday. An earlier […]

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The finances of restricting access to police video

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­ — A bill restricting public access to police video is causing concerns about putting a financial burden on police agencies and the people requesting to see the video. On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee discussed possible amendments to House Bill 1019. The bill, if passed as is, would allow law […]

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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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Bill would reduce access to police body camera video

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana media associations are frustrated with a new bill that, if passed, could restrict the public release of law enforcement recordings. “We feel like the current language right now makes it nearly impossible for the public or the media to access video of a particular police incident. We think […]