Potential New Rule for Police Body Camera

Police body camera’s have become increasingly more common after the public outcry regarding civilian deaths at the hands of the police. These body cameras have been tested in the Iowa City police department and it hasĀ been working on finishing its own policy. The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has recommended new rules that each department should abide by. There are currently no rules governing when the cameras should be turned on, how long the recordings can be kept, and when officers should be allowed to review the footage taken. Some of the recommendations made were that any footage dealing with a felony arrest or leading up to one should be kept for three years. While any other recordings would be erased after three months. Iowa City’s police department doesn’t necessarily agree with all the suggestions being made for a variety of reasons. Read more in the link below.