Posts Tagged ‘Body worn cameras’

Immediate Disclosure of Body-Worn Cameras Related to Death or Serious Bodily Injury

Monday, September 27th, 2021

The North Carolina General Assembly, in legislation enacted this month, has sped up the process for disclosure of law enforcement recordings in cases of death or serious bodily injury.  The state’s body-worn camera law was in the national news this year with focus on the timing and process for disclosure and release. Law enforcement officers, […]

Answers to Questions About North Carolina’s Body-Worn Camera Law

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

On July 11, 2016, Governor McCrory approved new legislation that creates rules for access to law enforcement recordings, including body-worn camera and dashboard camera records. Following a national trend, North Carolina’s law enforcement agencies have adopted these technologies, and the status of the recordings they create under the state’s public records law has been unclear. […]

The Latest on North Carolina Body-Worn Camera Legislation

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

The national debate about body-worn cameras continues as more law enforcement agencies adopt this powerful tool. As I’ve noted in a previous blog post here, this issue involves numerous competing issues, including safety, privacy, fairness, and transparency. Public expectations of transparency have often been frustrated by laws and policies that limit access to recordings. A […]