- Associated Press - Friday, October 7, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming lawmakers are looking to establish rules for how police body camera footage should be released to the public.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/2e7tyLv ) that state law doesn’t address how the police recordings should be handled. The lack of guidance has left some agencies reluctant to use body cameras.

A legislative task force decided last week to move forward with a plan that would make all body camera footage private by default. But members of the public and the media could seek a court order to have the footage released.

Democratic Sen. Chris Rothfuss, of Laramie, says he thinks the legislation will protect both law enforcement and the public interest.

The proposal is scheduled to go before the Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Interim Committee at its next meeting.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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