- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Asheville area law enforcement agencies are holding a public meeting on the use of body cameras.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (https://avlne.ws/23IWz1s) the meeting at UNC Asheville on Monday includes representatives of the Asheville Police Department, the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and local civil rights attorney Frank Goldsmith.

The discussion focuses on department policies and privacy issues. Cameras are already worn by sheriff’s deputies while Asheville police are scheduled to start wearing them by summer.

There has been a disagreement between local media outlets and the sheriff’s department over access to footage recorded by Buncombe deputies.

Two deputies were fired based on a late December call to a local home. But the sheriff’s department has not released the video citing privacy issues and its ongoing investigation.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, https://www.citizen-times.com


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