- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - As Spokane police continue to test body cameras they’ll have less choice about when they can stop recording.

Chief Frank Straub told a community forum Thursday night at Gonzaga University that officers will have to record nearly every contact with the public and can’t stop even if requested by someone in their home.

Straub says he’s heard at community meetings that people don’t want the recording left to officer discretion.

The Spokesman-Review reports (https://bit.ly/107yR2b ) the pilot program began in September and ends in December. All patrol officers will begin wearing cameras next year.

Officers will begin interactions by telling people they are being audio and video recorded. Some interactions, such as someone asking for directions, may not be recorded.

The videos will be public records.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com


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