- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minneapolis Police Department has released a draft of a new body camera policy that calls for recording most interactions with civilians.

However, the Star Tribune reports (https://strib.mn/1WTV6jM ) that the tentative guidelines unveiled Tuesday don’t address when such videos should be released publicly.

City officials say those recommendations would come later, following input from state lawmakers.

Body camera advocates say the technology will help bring clarity to controversial encounters, such as police shootings. Opponents, meanwhile, say the cameras represent an invasion of privacy.

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a plan last month that would put body cameras on all officers this year, starting in May.


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