Standards on police body camera footage passes Senate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A bill laying out the process for someone to view or get a copy of footage from a police body camera or vehicle dashboard camera has received broad Senate support.

The Senate voted 48-2 on Wednesday for the bill, which makes clear the recordings are neither public nor personnel records. The bill now returns to the House, which passed an edition of the measure this week.

The bill says a person who is the video’s subject can ask to view the footage. They can go to court if a sheriff or police deny the request. There’s also a legal process by which anyone can go to court to obtain the video.

The Senate version includes new provisions that lay out governments and nonprofits can create needle exchange programs.

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