- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A push to impose statewide rules for police body cameras in Nebraska faces little opposition in the Legislature.

The bill by Sen. Heath Mello of Omaha sailed through first-round voting Tuesday with a 28-0 vote.

The measure would require the Nebraska Crime Commission to develop a model policy for body-worn cameras. Agencies would need to adopt that model or create their own. The recordings from body-worn cameras could be withheld from the public under an exception to the state public records law.

Representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska have backed the bill, saying the policy is similar to existing policy for camera recordings and audio recordings.

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The bill is LB 1000.


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