- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police officers will not be able to view body camera footage before writing a report in critical situations such as an officer-involved shooting.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://sfchron.cl/1lyvFYe ) that the San Francisco Police Commission voted Wednesday on the body-worn camera policy, adding an amendment that allows officers to view the videos at the chief’s discretion.

The vote brings the department closer to equipping 1,800 officers with cameras.

Law enforcement watchdog groups had argued that officers should not be able to view the footage at all because it could taint their recollections of events or lead them to alter their reports.

Mayor Ed Lee announced months ago that he was setting aside more than $3 million for cameras leading to months of public hearings and rule drafting.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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