Bill to seal body cam footage dead for now - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Bill to seal body cam footage dead for now

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A bill that would have sealed off police body camera footage from the public will receive more study. 

The bill will not be voted on for the rest of the year. Instead it will be researched more and legislators will then decide if they want to bring it up again next year.

Supporters of the bill said it would protect the privacy of bystanders, victims, and police officers.

Critics said it will keep the public in the dark and defeat at least one purpose of having body cameras in the field: transparency.

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