- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A newspaper reports that policies governing Iowa police and sheriff’s departments’ use of body cameras don’t meet nationally recommended standards.

The Des Moines Register (https://dmreg.co/1Ttl5Nt ) lists several of the standards, including public involvement and awareness. The newspaper says its review shows that, in general, the public hasn’t been involved in drafting the policies and officers aren’t telling people they’ve being recorded.

Just two of the eight agencies that provided policies to the newspaper post the documents on their websites.

Des Moines and Cedar Rapids police chiefs said policies will be shared with community groups after the final drafts are completed.

Iowa agency leaders interviewed by the Register said they don’t require officers to inform people they’re being recorded because Iowa law allows recordings in public without second-party consent.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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