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S 0286 - Amend LEO Recordings: Decision Authority

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Paul Lowe
Last Action: 3/16/2017 - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
Senate Committee: RulesOS
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Rewrites current statewide law regarding law enforcement body camera recordings, as they apply to the City of Winston-Salem. Designates these recordings as public records; allows the City to disclose or release the recordings to the City’s citizens’ police review board; prescribes a notification process the City must follow prior to disclosing or releasing the recordings, to alert those shown in the recording of the pending release of the recording; establishes a process whereby persons may seek a court order to prohibit disclosure or release of these recordings; provides standards for a court to follow when weighing whether to prohibit disclosure or release.  (version 1)

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