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Kansas Senate bill restricts access to body camera footage

Source: 
WOW! 6 News
Author: 
James Ryan Roberts
Date: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

"The Kansas Legislature is considering a bill that could have significant freedom of information implications. A bill has been sent from the Senate to the House that would make is more difficult to review body and vehicle footage recorded by police.

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University of Kansas law professor Mike Kautsch says this is due to the intimate nature of the footage.

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'If the public can't see what the police have recorded through their body cam videos, then how can the videos be useful in holding police accountable... or for showing they were justified in whatever action they may have taken,' said Kautsch."

Faculty name: 
Mike Kautsch