NHMC Signs Civil Rights Principles On Body Worn Cameras

Civil Rights Principles on Body Worn Cameras. The principles, which pertain to mobile cameras operated by law enforcement personnel, urge departments to (1) develop camera policies in public; (2) commit to a set of narrow and well-defined purposes for how footage should be used; (3) specify clear operational policies for recording, retention, and access; (4) make the footage available to promote accountability while also protecting privacy; and (5) preserve the independent evidentiary value of officer reports by requiring officers to file reports before viewing footage.]]>