Bill would block public access to police body cam footage

(Greensboro News-Record) A local legislator has filed a bill that would allow police body camera videos to be withheld from the public. Officials from Greensboro and other cities have asked legislators to set some policies regarding when the videos can be released, since more municipalities are outfitting officers with the cameras. State Rep. John Faircloth (R-Guilford) filed a bill this week that would make videos captured by law enforcement body and dashboard cameras one of the records police departments may shield from public inspection. If the bill becomes law, people would not have a guaranteed right to review police body camera videos.

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