- Associated Press - Monday, May 25, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville police are checking out how other big-city law enforcement agencies are using body cameras before deciding whether to use the cameras.

The Tennessean (https://tnne.ws/1PHrkiW ) reports the Nashville Metro Police Department wants informed policies drawn up before body cameras become a part of policing in the city. Metro police spokesman Don Aaron says the agency hopes to learn from the experiences of other departments.

Aaron says implementing the devices is more complex than pinning a camera to an officer and hitting record. He says privacy concerns and specifics on when the cameras should be rolling need to be addressed. Video storage and retention are also being studied.

Tennessee lawmakers considered a bill this year that would require officers to wear wide-angle body cameras, but it was deferred to a study committee.


Information from: The Tennessean, https://www.tennessean.com

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