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IOWA LAWMAKERS MAY ADDRESS BODY CAMERA VIDEO RULES

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Iowa lawmakers are considering convening a wide-ranging work group later this year to examine issues regarding police body cameras and recommend a statewide policy for the videos.

Daniel Zeno of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa says there are key questions about the public release of police camera footage.

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How long the video footage is kept currently varies from agency-to-agency.

Victims rights advocates argue some police video of domestic calls should be kept private, to protect children who may be seen in the footage.

Dustin Miller, a lobbyist for the Iowa Broadcasters Association and the Iowa Newspaper Association, says getting clarity on the public release of police video would be helpful.

OC……..actually works.”:09

Des Moines Police Officer Matthew Harkin wears a body camera daily.

He wore it to the statehouse meeting today (Tuesday) and asked legislators to consider input from the 38-hundred members of the Iowa State Police Association.

OC…….common sense bill. :10

Without a state law outlining police camera policies, some serious disputes are now being taken to court.

The Iowa Public Information Board is in the midst of a two-year-old battle over the release of Burlington Police video of a fatal shooting.