- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A task force of state lawmakers and others is looking at whether Wyoming should adopt a law regulating the use of body cameras by police departments.

The Task Force on Digital Information Privacy considered two proposals during a meeting Monday in Casper.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2axjYwb ) that one proposal assumed that under most circumstances any videos taken by the body cameras would be public. Another assumed they would not.

A law enforcement group opposes public release of police video, while a newspaper group says there should be some public access to police videos.

The task force instructed legislative staff to draft a third proposal that would cover concerns from both sides and will be considered at a future meeting.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com



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