TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - An appeals court has dismissed an attempt to overturn regulations on body cameras used by police across the state.
The union representing state police went to court last year to delay implementation of the policy put in place by the attorney general’s office last July.
A three-judge appeals court panel refused to overturn the directive in a ruling issued Thursday and said it was put in place properly. It says the rule was exempt from formal rule-making processes because it doesn’t have a substantial impact on the rights of the public.
The unions said that directive should have been given more public scrutiny before it was implemented last year.
It lays out when officers are required to turn the cameras on and off and how the footage can be used.
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