- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State lawmakers are considering a bill that would bar police from tampering with video evidence.

California law already makes it a felony for a law enforcement officer to alter or plant physical evidence that could be used to charge or convict someone of a crime.

AB256 by Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer would make it clear that the law also applies to tampering with or destroying video recordings or digital images.

There was no opposition to the bill by Jones-Sawyer, a Democrat from Los Angeles.

It passed the Assembly on a 75-0 vote Monday and now goes to the Senate.

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